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EastEnders legend reveals new hardman role after soap as fans go wild over gripping trailer

EASTENDERS legend Jake Wood has revealed his new hardman role after quiting the BBC soap.

L'acteur, 50, played Max Branning in the hit show between 2006 et 2020.

EastEnders fans go wild over Jake Wood's new TV role

EastEnders fans go wild over Jake Wood’s new TV role
Jake played Max Branning between 2006 et 2020

Jake played Max Branning between 2006 et 2020Crédit: BBC / Kieron McCarron / Jack Barnes

En septembre 2020, it was confirmed that the TV favourite was leaving EastEnders after 15 années on the Square, with his final scenes airing in February 2021.

Since then Jake has been focusing on his art work and Pound for Pound podcast.

Nearly two years on after his EastEnders sortir, Jake has revealed he’ll be returning to our screens in the near future as part of the cast of Hook.

Sharing the trailer to his Instagram, il a dit: “So excited to be involved in my latest project HOOKED, écrit & created by the incredible @sallywood1 What do you think so far? ❤️❤️.

In one scene Jake is with Gossip Girl actor Ed Westwick, who appears to play a character called Alex.

It seems that Jake’s character is a drug dealer as he places a bag of suspicious white substance on the table for him.

Later on he can be seen squaring up to Alex asking for money.

Fans went wild over the news in the comments section.

L'un a dit: Aww fantastic I can’t wait to see you back on screen 😍 when isit on please

Un second a écrit: “Looks amazing!”

Woo hoo, looks deadly Jake 😁🎉xx,” a third chimed in.

Former EastEnders co-star Lacey Turner a écrit: Yessss 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼.

Jac Jossa’s husband Dan Osborne added: “Congratulations mate! Look forward to watching 🙌🏼💙.

Earlier this month Jake tipped that there could be a potential return for Max Branning on the cards.

Speaking in Worcester, as he swapped acting for opening a local bingo hall, Jake a dit: “I’ve got no plans to at the moment, but you never say never.

They’ve kept the door open for meapparently I’ve got a little baby I’ve not seen yet. You never know.

Jake pictured back in 2021

Jake pictured back in 2021Crédit: Rex
The star is best known for his portrayal of Max Branning in EastEnders

The star is best known for his portrayal of Max Branning in EastEndersCrédit: BBC / Kieron McCarron / Jack Barnes