Eastenders star Jake Wood has said he hopes his character Max Branning's new love story ends well saying he wants Max to settle down and be happy.
Max will soon begin a relationship with Emma Summerhayes, one of the detectives investigating Lucy's murder, and Wood told Digital Spy: "I think there's real chemistry between them. We saw that from the moment when they first met. You could see that Max was taken with her.
"Hopefully it's a genuine feeling between both of them and Max will find some happiness. He'll find a good woman and he'll settle down – that's what I'm hoping for."
He continued: "We've seen a lot of Max feeling lost since Tanya left. Obviously that's why he fell into the relationship with Lucy. Hopefully now there's a real, genuine spark between Max and Emma. From Max's point of view, it could be love – but we'll have to wait and see."