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EastEnders spoilers: Stacey gets cosy with Max and Jack Branning

Jake Wood and Scott Maslen as Max and Jack Branning
(Image credit: BBC/Kieron McCarron)

Oh brother! Max and Jack Branning, aka actors Jake Wood and Scott Maslen share some Walford tales in the latest episode of Secrets…

Jack Branning and brother Max Branning are in the spotlight, as Stacey Dooley talks to actors Scott Maslen and Jake Wood in EastEnders: Secrets From The Square on Monday (8pm, see our TV Guide (opens in new tab) for full listings).

The love lives of Albert Square’s Max Branning and Jack Branning could take up a series on their own, but actors Jake Wood and Scott Maslen do their best to fit the Branning brothers’ ups and downs into one episode.

Stacey Dooley Jake Wood and Scott Maslen

Scott Maslen and Jake Wood share some set gossip with Stacey Dooley (Image credit: BBC/Kieron McCarron)

Presenter Stacey Dooley chats to the lads on the Walford East set about the their time in the Square. As well as delving into the EastEnders archives, Scott shares how he had to be cloak and dagger when he was approached about joining the show.

It’s also a little known fact that Jake turned up in Walford 30 years ago… Stacey shocks Jake and Scott with a clip of the actor’s very first appearance on the soap!

We also find out Scott’s rather unfortunate encounter with a tuna baked potato, and the duo re-live the dramatic live 25th anniversary episode, the conclusion to the ‘Who Killed Archie Mitchell?’ storyline.

Scott Maslen on EastEnders Secrets

Scott Maslen gives Stacey Dooley a peek into the flat of Jack Branning (Image credit: BBC/Kieron McCarron)

Stacey gets a backstage tour around Jack’s flat and goes all Homes Under The Hammer. She also treats Jake and Scott to some classic clips of Branning family dramas, from the best fights to the shock-fest that was Christmas 2007 when Max’s affair with Stacey Slater was revealed!

While EastEnders takes a break, fans will get their Monday night Walford fix with this entertainment series replacing the regular episodes. EastEnders will return with brand new episodes later in the year.

EastEnders replacement programming continues on BBC1 on Tuesday at 7.30 pm.

Rachel Lucas
Rachel Lucas

Rachel is a soaps and TV writer for (opens in new tab)WhatToWatch (opens in new tab).com, soaps podcaster and resident soap expert for UK TV listings magazines What's On TV and TV Times. After graduating with an art and design degree from Birmingham City University, she found her true calling in all things soap and has been writing about them for magazines and websites for over 20 years. A self-confessed soap addict, she's always had a great love of all the UK and Aussie soaps and owns everything from a Neighbours 1990 Annual to a DVD box set of classic Corrie episodes to prove it.