EastEnders actor Jake Wood has spilled the beans on his character Max Branning – saying he finds him ‘horrible’.

The Walford bad boy is currently married to his wife Tanya and is also romancing teen temptress Stacey Slater – who is half his age.

“There are some people who are never happy with what they’ve got, for them the grass is always greener,” he told the Daily Mirror.

“Men like this must have something missing deep inside them.”

Jake himself is a devoted husband and father – and even admits that he has to warn his wife Alison when a kissing scene is approaching.

“I try to warn Alison if there’s a kiss coming up so she can turn away,” he said.

“Alison finds it uncomfortable as I think anyone would watching their husband kiss someone else. But she understands the process and knows it’s just a job.”

He added that he and actress Lacey Turner, who plays Stacey, try to keep their illicit onscreen love scenes as realistic as possible.

“If that’s what the script calls for, then it’s our job to make them seem as real as possible.

“There are well-defined lines, it’s just work – like going to the office.”