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EastEnders star Jake Wood makes a bid for I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

EastEnders star Jake Wood would love to star in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

“I’m not squeamish – so eating strange stuff wouldn’t bother me,” he told the Radio Times.

He is set to take a break from playing Max Branning in EastEnders this year.


Victimised: Max Branning (BBC)


Viewers have seen Max arrested on suspicion of murdering Lucy Beale.

He revealed he’s looking forward to spending more time at home.

“I’ll have done 987 episodes by the time I go. Max has had a very hectic nine years.

“So I think both he and I need this break.”

He announced he would be taking a break in May this year.

Jake Wood took part in Strictly Come Dancing

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In an official statement he said: “I have been at EastEnders for nine years and I feel the time is right to give Max a break, but it won’t be for too long as I shall be back next year to see Max face another chapter of drama.”

EastEnders' executive producer, Dominic Treadwell-Collins, said: “When I returned to EastEnders both Jake and I agreed that Max has been through so much over the past nine years that we would give both him and Jake a break when the opportunity arose.

“That opportunity has come and it is the perfect time to send Max Branning out with a bang that will send ripples through the Square for the rest of the year until Jake returns.”