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EastEnders' Jake Wood Will Officiate A Wedding In Character As Max Branning

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EastEnders' Jake Wood Will Officiate A Wedding In Character As Max Branning

EastEnders' Jake Wood has agreed to officiate someone's wedding in character as Max Branning, who he played in the soap.

In an exchange he posted on Instagram, the 48-year-old actor shared the conversation he'd had with a fan in his messages.

The post read: "Looks like I'm officiating a wedding next year as Max Branning. What have I got myself into?"

And on the pictures, a fan asks him: "Would you officiate my wedding as Max Branning? Nothing weird. Non-religious. Thanks."


He replied with cry-laughing emojis, saying: "When is it?"

The super fan responded that it was in April 2022, with Jake throwing caution to the wind and writing: "I'll do it!"

Credit: Instagram
Credit: Instagram

His followers responded with jokes about Branning's on-screen antics.


One wrote: "If you're Max then surely you'll end up running off with the bride!"

Another joked: "If you doing it in full Max Branning mode you may have to have a cheeky affair with the bride!"

Someone else really wants it to happen, writing: "You can't go back on this now Jake!"

Max Branning appeared on the show for the last time last month. In his final scene, he left baby Abi on his ex-wife Rainie's doorstep.


Last year, the show made some innovative changes to the way it works to accommodate new coronavirus rules.

Jake said that CGI was to be used as well as clever camera tricks to make sure that the viewers at home know no different.

In an interview with Good Morning Britain, Jake told hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid: "It's gonna take a bit of getting used to I'll put it like that.


"We're all socially distanced, we are always two metres apart, it's quite extraordinary the way we are shooting it and the way we are filming it. I think really you're not gonna notice differences as a viewer."

He went on: "Yeah and there's other stuff they're doing as well, that I've been told I can't talk about. Almost every shot has got CGI in it."

Filming for the soap stopped entirely at the start of the pandemic.

Jake added that they were looking into ways they can show two people kissing each other - without said two people actually locking lips.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: TV and Film, UK Entertainment

Amelia Ward
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