An EastEnders rogue seems intent on pressing the self-destruct button once again in the months ahead, if newly published pictures are anything to go by.

Warning: spoiler alert!

The Sun has printed pictures of actor Jake Wood, who plays Max Branning, and co-star Kierston Wareing, who plays 'secret' wife Kirsty, shooting scenes in a car where they are kissing.

In the pictures, one side of Max's face is covered in blood, leading to speculation that the people who have been pursuing him for money have caught up with him.