Jake Wood slams Instagram impersonator

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 January 2021
Jake Wood

Jake Wood

'EastEnders' actor Jake Wood has hit out at a "cretin" who attempted to impersonate him on Instagram, and he encouraged his followers to report and block them

Jake Wood has slammed a "cretin" who attempted to impersonate him on Instagram.

The 'EastEnders' actor – who plays Max Branning on the BBC One soap – discovered someone had been pretending to be him on the social media site, so he exposed them in a post and asked his followers to report them.

He wrote: "It has come to my attention that this cretin @mr_jakewood is messaging a lot of my followers pretending to be me. Please report & block. Thanks (sic)"

It comes after Jake recently started posting direct messages his followers had sent him on his main Instagram grid, and then replying to their questions.

One of his recent posts was a message from a follower which stated: "if you reply to this I'll get a tattoo that says stressed to the max (sic)"

He added the caption: "Cool. photo please (sic)"

Another fan message he shared was addressed to his character Max.

It read: "Hi max just want to say if you killed Ian it's not your fault he was being really rude (sic)"

Jake commented: "Seems reasonable"

And Adam Woodyatt – who plays Ian Beale, who was left for dead on 'EastEnders' last month – wrote: "That’s fair".

Jake has departed the soap after 15 years of playing Max, and last month he admitted his time on 'EastEnders' has been a "life-changing" experience.

He said at the time: "It's a strange day for me, this – it's my last on set. It's my last day filming 'EastEnders' after 15 years playing Max Branning. I'll miss the place.

"It's the people really, for me. I met some amazing people, made some amazing friends and had an incredible, life-changing experience.

"Thank you to everyone for all your messages of support and love. I've really appreciated all of that. Who knows what the future brings, but today we say goodbye to Max Branning. It's a bit of a sad day but I wanted to share this with you."

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