Jake Wood has 'no idea' who killed Lucy Beale

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EastEnders 30th anniversary special

Who killed Lucy Beale?

Jake Wood has revealed the actor who plays the character responsible for murdering Lucy Beale on 'EastEnders' won't find out until "half an hour or an hour" before it's revealed on air.

'EastEnders' actor Jake Wood says Lucy Beale's killer will only find out they did it "an hour or half an hour" before it's revealed on air.

The 42-year-old star, who plays Max Branning in the BBC One soap, has confessed the cast still have no idea who is responsible for murdering the blonde beauty last year and admits the actor who plays the killer probably won't find out until the day of the live reveal.

He explained: "I don't think we'll find out until the night. I guess whoever did it will find out an hour or half an hour before so I have no idea."

Jake's character, who was having an affair with Lucy (Hetti Bywater) at the time of her death, is still one of the main suspects but he's confessed he still doesn't know some of the secrets surrounding the storyline.

He shared: "There's a secret as well between him and his daughter Abi [Lorna Fitzgerald] but I don't know what that secret is so hopefully I'll find out in the next couple of weeks."

Jake and his co-stars have been rehearsing for the upcoming week of live and semi-live episodes to celebrate the soap's 30th anniversary - the Friday (20.02.15) of which will see Lucy's killer unveiled - but he insists they've had little to work with.

Speaking on the 'Steve Wright in the Afternoon' show on BBC Radio 2, he said: "I got the scripts for that Friday and about 90 per cent of it was censored so I don't know what's going on, it's all top secret. I've got no idea when they're handing that out and it's just exciting no one knows who done it and all the cast are trying to guess as much as anyone else."

The 'Strictly Come Dancing' star also revealed he feels "honoured" to be so heavily involved in the long-running storyline.

He added: "I've been there nine years, I love the show and there's not a day goes by when I'm not thankful to be in it, especially now. It's a real honour to be involved in the show for the 30th anniversary."

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