EastEnders star Jake Wood says viewers will be questioning Max Branning’s motives for getting involved with DC Summerhayes, who’s investigating Lucy Beale’s murder.

The romance is about to develop in the BBC1 soap and Anna Acton, who plays Summerhayes, told What’s on TV at the British Soap Awards: “She could get in a lot of trouble if she’s found out, but there’s a clear chemistry between them which you sort of notice early on and I think there’s a genuine affection between them and I think they’re both lost souls, lonely, and they both tap into each other at the right time. But yeah, it’s not very smart of her to get involved with Max Branning.”

Jake added: “We haven’t much on screen of that at the moment… But yeah, obviously Max gets involved with Summerhayes, who’s their family liaison officer, played by the lovely Anna Acton, but yeah, it’s great, we get to question Max’s motives about why he’s getting involved with her. But you’ll have to wait and see…”

Watch our chat with EastEnders’ Jake Wood and Anna Acton: