News – UK – Jake Wood says he got “emotional” after leaving Max Brannings EastEnders at GMB


EastEnders actor Jake Wood, who left BBC One soap after 15 years last week, appeared on Good Morning Britain on Tuesday to discuss his important events at Walford Exit

EastEnders actor Jake Wood has confessed that he got “emotional” playing his tearful closing scenes on the BBC One soap

The 48-year-old soap star who shows up on Tuesday Good Morning in the UK to talk about Max Bran’s departure from Walford after ruling Albert Square for the past 15 years

Host Piers Morgan was curious to see if Jake had felt angry about his latest episode, which was grieved by viewers when it aired last Friday night

After watching the farewell from the comfort of his sofa with wife Alison Murray by his side, Jake said, “It was a little weird for me”

The actor announced that he had invited his children Amber, 15, and Buster, 13, to watch the episode with them, only to make the teens refuse

Jake looked down and admitted, “Yeah, it’s been a sad moment, 15 years old Piers, it’s a long, long time on any show”

In his final scenes, Max was kicked out of the East End after his affair with Linda Carter (Kellie Bright) left him few friends to turn to

He accepted his fate and left his granddaughter, little Abi, behind He looked back at the square as Julia’s theme played over the credits of the soap

Julia’s theme replaces the legendary “stupid stupid” from EastEnders and is played whenever a main character like Babs Windsor’s Peggy Mitchell leaves Walford for good

In the darkness of the night, the young Abi stood in front of the front door of the house on the Lorraine “Rainie” Highway and stood with her arms outstretched next to her suitcase

Rainie (Tanya Franks) was relieved to see her there and greeted the child in the house when Max lurked in the shadows and his eyes were full of tears

Abi turned around and looked at him one last time Her face was sad before Max turned into the night and disappeared

Max Branning is famous for his many romantic exploits and has been a staple of soap since 2006 He has gone through countless marriages and affairs over the years

Actor Jake confirmed he would be leaving EastEnders in September last year He was pleased that the BBC bosses had decided not to kill his character

After spending two decades playing the lovable villain Max, Jake decided it was time to explore “new opportunities” in his career

In a statement shared on social media, he wrote, “I am a person who always looks ahead and always wonders what to achieve next

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“With only 3 weeks left to film EastEnders, these thoughts are paramount for me

“I look forward to the new challenges and opportunities and to sharing this next chapter with you”

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News – GB – Jake Wood said he got “emotional” when he met Max Brannings EastEnders exit watched on GMB