EastEnders’ Max Branning is set to find out the truth about Kirsty Branning’s fake pregnancy.

Kirsty (played by Kierston Wareing) has spent the past few weeks desperately pretending to be pregnant, believing that it was the only way she could keep hold of her husband Max (Jake Wood), but he learns that she has been deceiving him all along.

Max finds out about her lie in the worst way possible, when he discovers the negative pregnancy test in scenes which will be shown on the BBC One soap tonight (June 27).

Ecstatic when she thinks she might actually be pregnant, Kirsty heads home to take the test, but while she is waiting for the result she hears someone at the door. She quickly shoves the test into the bin, but Max finds it when he arrives home.

“Max now knows the truth and all hell is about to break loose…” teased an EastEnders spokesman.

It is rumoured that Max will storm out of the flat, and try to win back ex-wife Tanya (Jo Joyner) before she leaves Walford for good.

Actor Jake has recently said he’d like to see Max as a single man. He told Inside Soap: “I actually think it would be nice to see Max on his own for a bit.

“In addition to that he’s been struggling financially, so he’s going to need a bit of time to get back on his feet.

“We’ll have to wait and see whether he eventually forgives Kirsty. After all, he does still love her. But let’s put it this way – I don’t think it will be happening any time soon.”