EastEnders spoilers: Kirsty tells Max that she’s pregnant

"A baby is not something that Max would wish for at this moment in time," says actor Jake Wood

Jake Wood has been discussing the moment in next week’s episodes when Max Branning’s wife Kirsty (Kierston Wareing) reveals that she’s expecting his child: 


“Max is deeply shocked when Kirsty blurts out that she’s pregnant and his initial reaction is one of disbelief,” says the actor. “Max can be a very good husband when he needs to be. He’s an old-fashioned man and he’ll stick up for those he loves. That’s something Kirsty’s never had in a relationship and it means a lot to her. However, a baby is not something that Max would wish for at this moment in time.” 

The revelation comes after Kirsty realises that Tanya has helped Ava secure a deposit on the flat she was intending to get with Max. In a foul mood, Kirsty argues with her husband and brings up the fact that Tanya is always in their lives. Max then tells Kirsty that he will always share a special bond with Tanya as they have kids together. As the pair row further, Kirsty drops the bombshell that she’s pregnant.

Speaking to Inside Soap, Wood says of Kirsty’s surprise: “Max is a good dad and he loves his kids, but having a baby with Kirsty is not something he wants right now. This could ruin any chance for him to get back with Tanya!” 


Viewers can see these scenes on Friday 5 April at 8pm on BBC1.