EASTENDERS legend Jake Wood has agreed to officiate a fan’s wedding in character as Max Branning.
The 48-year-old star’s final scenes in the BBC One soap aired last month, after 15 years of playing the Walford Lothario.
Jake agreed to officiate a fan’s wedding in character as MaxCredit: BBC
Taking to his Instagram page, the actor shared screenshots showing a private conversation that he’d had with fan Charlotte Szucs.
They’d messaged: “Would you officiate my wedding as Max Branning? Nothing weird, non-religious. Thanks.”
Jake shared a laughing emoji as he asked: “When is it?”
When the fan clarified that it wasn’t until April 2022, Jake enthusiastically replied: “I’ll do it!!”
The star shared screenshots of the conversation on Instagram
He was teased by his former co-stars
He captioned the screenshots: “Looks like I’m officiating a wedding next year as Max Branning.
“What have I got myself into? ????♂️??♂️”
His former co-star Jamie Borthwick couldn’t resist poking fun at Jake’s womanising character, commenting: “Max ‘steal your girl’ Branning!
Max Branning was Walford’s number one womanizer
Jake quit the soap last yearCredit: Instagram / mrjakewood
“Don’t steal the bride!”
Ruby Allen actress Louisa Lytton echoed: “Mr steal your girl ?”
Jake announced in September that he will be leaving Walford – and was thrilled that his character wasn’t being killed off, leaving the door open for a comeback in the future.
His moving final scenes aired last monthCredit: BBC
Max left Albert Square after having his heart broken by Linda Carter, and betraying his brother Jack.
He left granddaughter Abi with ex-wife Rainie in emotional scenes before he walked away on the hunt for a new life.
He has since teased fans with a glimpse into what the future holds, including taking on the role of director for a new project.