EastEnders star Jake Wood has said viewers will not notice any difference in the soap since it resumed filming with new social distancing measures in place, but admits the new rules will "take a bit of getting used to".

The 47-year-old actor, who plays the part of Max Branning on the popular show, returned to work on Monday after production was halted in March due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Wood said: "We're all socially distanced, everyone is two metres apart, but it’s quite extraordinary the way we're shooting it.

"It's very, very clever. I think you're not going to notice the difference as a viewer."

"Almost every shot has got CGI in it…" he continued. "We are actually there but if they could generate a CGI version of me and I could do it from home that would be perfect!"

Wood explained how Walford, the fictional borough where EastEnders is set, is "in a world where everyone has been in lockdown".

"It's going to be going out in quite a few weeks' time, so it's very difficult to predict where society will be and what the rules will be then. So we're not drawing too much attention to it (coronavirus)."

"The Queen Vic is opening up and I think everyone will be socially distanced," he added.

Check out new photos released by the BBC show of Luisa Bradshaw-White (Tina), Danny Dyer (Mick), Clay Milner Russell (Bobby), Jake Wood (Max), Adam Woodyatt (Ian) and Milly Zero (Dotty) back on set at EastEnders' base at BBC Elstree Centre outside London here