Jake Wood says it was “emotional” to leave Eastenders after 15 years

Jake Wood says it was "emotional" to leave Eastenders after 15 years

The 48-year-old actor finished filming as Max Branning in December and his final scenes aired last week.

The father of two told Good Morning Britain: “It was a sad moment. Fifteen years is a long time on any show. It was emotional.

“I finished filming three months ago so it was a little weird to watch it again.”

And he said of the womanizing of his alter ego: “I’ve been with my wife for 26 years this year, so I couldn’t be more different than Max.”

Wood made his debut as Max in Albert Square in 2006, but briefly played Jackson, a young homeless man, 16 years ago.

His character was not killed and the door was left open for his return.

Wood told the ITV show that he was busy during the lockdown.

“I have two teenagers at home who teach at home, a dog who needs eye drops every hour … and a chicken coop that needs to be cleared,” he said, “so I’ve never been this busy!”

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