Max Branning will embark on a surprising new romance next month on Eastenders, it has been revealed.
Warning: Spoiler alert!
According to Digital Spy, Max will become involved with a detective who is investigating Lucy Beale's (Hetti Bywater) murder.
DC Emma Summerhayes (Anna Acton) becomes closer to Max in the upcoming episodes as the Lucy murder inquiry takes some new twists, and ends up succumbing to his advances.
An Eastenders insider told the website: "Once again Max is beginning a relationship that could have big repercussions on Albert Square.
"Summerhayes is potentially jeopardising her career by getting romantically involved with Max, as his fling with Lucy makes him a possible suspect in the murder case. Max is also playing with fire by risking further upset with the Beales.
"But despite the forbidden nature of the relationship, there's clear chemistry between the new couple and fans will have to wait and see whether Max has met his match. Could Summerhayes be the one to tame him?"
Acton made her first appearance a month ago, and will feature more prominently in upcoming episodes as her relationship with Max begins in June.