Fans of EastEnders will know that during the show’s Christmas Day episode, we finally learned what secret Max Branning (Jake Wood) and his now dead brother Derek had been harbouring for months…
And it was that while he and Tanya (Jo Joyner) were separated for a few months last year, Max remarried, but he subsequently dumped his new wife Kirsty (Kierston Wareing) to reunite with Tanya.
The big revelation came as Max and Tanya were about to remarry in a ceremony arranged by Max, but of course, when Kirsty arrived on the doorstep, it quickly transpired that the marriage would have been null and void as Max is still married to Kirsty.
But of course, Tanya has vowed that she’ll get rid of Kirsty, but in turn, Kirsty has revealed that she’s not going anywhere without her husband…
Meanwhile, Max has of course been telling Tanya that his marriage to Kirsty was a knee-jerk reaction to her former relationship with builder Greg Jessop, which ended when Tanya discovered she had cancer.
However, it’s been revealed that in upcoming episodes, Max is set to revert to philandering form by sharing a passionate kiss with Kirsty, even as he’s trying to convince her to leave Walford.
We’ll see the plot twist develop after Max offers Kirsty money to leave the Square, however, despite intimating to Max that she will leave, the truth is, she’s merely biding her time before she fills Tanya in on the fact that Max just can’t leave her alone!
So how will this all end? Will Kirsty or Tanya win Max’s heart?
Well, that remains to be seen, but Jo Joyner is set to take a few months off from the show within the next few weeks, so I’d be willing to bet that in this round, Kirsty may well become the victor!
Here’s a sneak peek look at tonight’s episode…