Return date for Eastenders star revealed

Return of the Max
Return of the Max

In an interview, Jake Wood has let slip when he will be back on Albert Square.

Wood was last seen playing Max Branning in September last year, when he was led away for the murder of Lucy Beale.

It was always thought Max would return to our screens one day and now Wood has revealed when that will be.

Speaking to Kugan Cassius on the iFL TV YouTube channel, Wood said that after nine years he needed a break from the show.

"I went up and saw them and said I was knackered and wanted a bit of time out," Wood said. "They’ve given me this summer off as well because I want to be with the kids and then it’s September I’m pencilled in to go back. I needed a good break. I’ve done nine years without a break." 

Wood also admitted that he hadn't watched the soap since he finished acting in it in July last year.