EastEnders: Josh is revealed to be Max’s boss!

It looks like Josh is more senior than we first thought

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City boy Josh looks set to make big trouble for the Branning family on EastEnders, seeing as he’s now the boss of both Lauren and Max.

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Scenes just broadcast on the BBC1 soap saw Max scheme for Lauren not to get the job at the company by telling Josh to offer it to somebody else – only for Josh to then create an entirely new post for at the business.

Turning up at the house, Josh – who was initially surprised to see Lauren with both a boyfriend and a baby – announced that Lauren was to be a Creative Team Assistant at Welland & Co.

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But it was a later scene outside the Queen Vic that raised eyebrows among fans. Having arranged to meet with Max outside the Walford boozer, Josh then left him in little doubt as to who was in charge.

Off came the Clark Kent-style glasses as Josh issued a warning to Max that he should never tell him what to do again.

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After Josh complimented Max on a job well done at the Vic (he recently convinced Shirley to sell the pub’s freehold), Josh walked off into the night, leaving viewers what his next Machiavellian move will be…

You can watch a 60-second rundown of next week’s episodes of EastEnders below

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