TV bosses revealed that Jake’s character would be written out of the show.
‘After 15 years I will be leaving EastEnders at the end of this year,’ Jake announced on Instagram.
‘I have loved playing Max Branning who amongst other things in that time has had 4 marriages, 10 affairs, 4 children (2 dying from falling from the roof of The Queen Vic), been buried alive, watched unwanted DVDs at Xmas and perhaps most traumatising of all…shared a hot tub with Ian Beale. ‘
‘I have made some truly great friends whilst on the show and I’ll miss everyone there. I’m grateful they have left the door open for Max and I’m excited to see what new horizons are around the corner,’ he added.
‘Thank you to everyone who has sent me messages this week, I appreciate the love and support.’
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