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Jake Wood fancies stint in the celebrity jungle during break from EastEnders

Published 04/08/2015

Jake Wood is eager to get up to some jungle japes in I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!
Jake Wood is eager to get up to some jungle japes in I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

EastEnders star Jake Wood would love to star in I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

"I'm not squeamish - so eating strange stuff wouldn't bother me," he told the Radio Times.

Wood is set to take a break from playing Max Branning in EastEnders this year.

Viewers have seen Max arrested on suspicion of murdering Lucy Beale.

Wood revealed he is looking forward to spending more time at home.

"I'll have done 987 episodes by the time I go. Max has had a very hectic nine years."

"So I think both he and I need this break."

He revealed he would be taking a break in May this year.

In an official statement he said: "I have been at EastEnders for nine years and I feel the time is right to give Max a break but it won't be for too long as I shall be back next year to see Max face another chapter of drama."

The show's executive producer, Dominic Treadwell-Collins, said: "When I returned to EastEnders both Jake and I agreed that Max has been through so much over the past nine years that we would give both him and Jake a break when the opportunity arose.

"That opportunity has come and it is the perfect time to send Max Branning out with a bang that will send ripples through the Square for the rest of the year until Jake returns."

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