EastEnders star Jake Wood says his mum didn’t celebrate when he joined the soap – because she prefers Corrie - Mrs Brown's Boys

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Friday, April 19, 2019

EastEnders star Jake Wood says his mum didn’t celebrate when he joined the soap – because she prefers Corrie

EastEnders star Jake Wood says his mum didn’t celebrate when he joined the soap – because she prefers Corrie


EASTENDERS star Jake Wood has revealed that his mum didn't celebrate when he joined the BBC One soap because she prefers its ITV rival, Coronation Street.


The 46-year-old actor has played Walford Lothario Max Branning since 2006, and is a firm fan favourite who has won multiple awards for his performance.



Jake and his mum Joelle appear on tomorrow night's episode of All Round To Mrs Brown's


Despite taking the soap world by storm, Jake's own family weren't particularly impressed when he signed up to the show.

The revelation came to light when Jake filmed for tomorrow night's episode of All Round To Mrs Brown's with his French-born mum, Joelle.

The Daily Star report that Cathy Brown, played by Jennifer Gibney, asked Joelle: "Was it a big moment in the family when Jake was cast in EastEnders?"

However, Jake's mother struggled to answer, looking uncomfortable as she replied: "Errr..."



Joelle looked uncomfortable when quizzed about Jake's career


Cathy joked: "Obviously not!" as Jake intervened to reveal the truth, admitting: "She watches a lot of Coronation Street..."

The full interview will air on BBC One at the weekend.

This isn't the only shocking family anecdote that Jake has shared this month, revealing last week that his wife Alison was almost killed by an alligator while on holiday in Florida.

The actor admitted that he feared she would be eaten alive after their children, 11-year-old Buster and Amber, 14, screamed as they spotted the alligator while Alison splashed around in the water.


Jake told The Daily Star at the time: "She was standing in the water about 15 feet away when I see this thing floating down the river.

"So I’m looking at it and thinking: 'It’s got to be a log or something. Got to be a log.'

"All of a sudden it f***ing goes down and I f***ing see an eye. All the kids are screaming, I'm screaming: 'Get back in the boat!'"

The terrifying ordeal happened in Everglades, FL, in 2014.

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