Jake Wood has kept Max's secret
'EastEnders' star Jake Wood signed a contract 13 months ago to say he wouldn't disclose what his character Max Branning's big secret is - and hasn't even told his wife.
'EastEnders' star Jake Wood hasn't even told his wife what his character's big secret is.
The actor signed a contract with show bosses to say he wouldn't reveal what Max Branning has been hiding and hasn't even told spouse Andrea what he has known for the last 13 months.
He said: "I signed a contract saying I wouldn't reveal Max's secret to anyone. We'll all sit down together and watch it on Christmas Day.
"I've known about this storyline for a year. It has been tough keeping it a secret but it's part of the job. The show's producers explained to me what the storyline was going to be and I'm buzzing about it. They got it spot-on for Max. It' s just a great storyline."
However, Jake has promised viewers who tune in on Christmas Day (25.12.12) - when his character is due to tie the knot again with Tanya Cross (Jo Joyner) - that the mystery has been more than worth the wait and says the storyline is the best he has been involved with in his seven years on the soap.
He added to The Sun newspaper: "This is the biggest storyline I've ever had. And these are definitely some of the best episodes I've been involved in. Everyone is in for a treat when they're broadcast."