EastEnders: See bride and groom Tanya and Max Branning in their wedding outfits and the Branning family’s Christmas!
The Branning family has a lot to celebrate this Christmas – on the face of it that is – as Tanya Branning (Jo Joyner) has had the all-clear from her cancer check, and she’s due to remarry her beloved Max (Jake Wood).
However, as is the way of things in soap land, no family Christmas is complete without a betrayal and a death, and in the Branning household, they’re to have both!
The betrayal will come when Derek Branning (Jamie Foreman) accidentally on purpose lets slip Max’s big secret – about why he’s had to send large sums of money to someone in Manchester for months – and of course, Derek is going to shuffle off the mortal coil over Christmas…
And as if that wasn’t drama enough, it’s going to be revealed on December 20th which Branning brother has been having an affair with Kat Moon (Jessie Wallace). As we reported earlier, she’s set to be shunned by family and friends when news of her betrayal of Alfie (Shane Richie) becomes public knowledge.
So could it be that Max is the mystery philanderer? That would certainly explain why it is that in the New Year, Tanya’s going to temporarily leave the Square!
And if he is, one might assume that the wedding will be off, but regardless of whether it is or not, the Brannings will be gathering in church in the New Year to send Derek off to whatever reward awaits him.
But getting back to Christmas for the Brannings, judging by the images below, everyone’s happy and enjoying lunch together, but as mentioned, that won’t last when Derek stands up to give a speech…
Here are those sneak peek images…
And finally, here’s a reminder of another really rather bad Branning Christmas….