EastEnders legend reveals INSIDER SECRETS about the soap’s 35th anniversary episodes: ‘It’ll be the best stuff we’ve ever shot’

Next year sees EastEnders mark a huge milestone, and Walford legend Jake Wood has revealed viewers can expect some 'spectacular' episodes...

February 2020 marks a very special birthday for EastEnders as the soap celebrates its 35th year, and actor Jake Wood has revealed that soap bosses have got some very special episodes lined up to mark the occasion.

Jake, who is better known to soap fans as Walford’s legendary Max Branning, recently told Digital Spy: “We’ve obviously got Christmas coming up, and the 35th anniversary next year. I think fans will be delighted, it’ll be some of the best stuff we’ll ever get the chance to shoot.

EastEnders Max Branning Queen Vic

Jake Wood has promised some huge scenes for Christmas and EastEnders’ 35th anniversary in February (Picture: BBC)

“I’ve seen some of the scripts coming up and they’re amazing. They’re going to be some of the most spectacular scenes that I’ve been involved in during my time there. The show is in a very strong place at the moment and I’m very proud to be part of it.”

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And Jake believes new bosses Kate Oates and Jon Sen are the reason the show is going from strength-to-strength… “Kate has really turned the show around, as we saw with Tamzin’s departure as Mel. That was spectacular.

Sharon Mitchell confronts Mel Owen in the Vic in EastEnders

Jake was full of praise for Mel Owen’s recent exit from EastEnders (Picture: BBC)

“The show is feeling really epic at the moment and in my time, it’s probably the strongest I’ve known it – and a big part of that is down to Kate and Jon.”

This week sees another big storyline for Jake’s character, Max, hit our screens as he gets down on one knee and proposes to his girlfriend Ruby Allen.

Max is mistaken for Ruby's dad in EastEnders

Max decides to propose after he is mistaken for girlfriend Ruby’s dad! (Picture: BBC)

The pair have only been dating for a few months, but after a customer in E20 wrongly assumes Max is Ruby’s dad, Max decides he is going to have to to up his game to hold on to her, and thinks getting married is the answer.

But will Ruby agree? Could there be another Walford wedding on the cards?

EastEnders airs Monday and Friday at 8pm and Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC One.