Every soap fan in the country is waiting with baited breathe to find out who killed Lucy Beale, and now it turns out that even the EastEnders cast have been kept in the dark.
Jake Wood (aka master seducer Max Branning) has revealed that the actors still don’t know who the murderer is and won’t find out until just before they film the live episode.
Shocks in store for everyone then!
While we assumed that Walford’s residents were in the know about the killer’s identity and just keeping schutm, it seems that they’re as clueless as the rest of us.
Speaking on Radio 2, Max *ahem* Jake, said: “I don’t think we’ll find out until the night. I guess whoever did it will find out an hour or half an hour before so I have no idea.”
So, everyone who’s been acting suspiciously over the last few months had NO IDEA?!
The 42-year-old Strictly star also admitted that he didn’t know what the big secret between Max and Abi is, after it being alluded to a number of times on the show.
He said: “There’s a secret as well between him and his daughter Abi [Lorna Fitzgerald] but I don’t know what that secret is so hopefully I’ll find out in the next couple of weeks.”
Jake’s character is currently one of the main suspects alongside daughter Abi, Peter Beale, Jane Beale and Jay Brown.
Actress Hetti Bywater, who will reprise her role as Lucy for the flashback episode, has hinted at a far more left-field conclusion… although we’re not quite buying it.
She told The Radio Times: “I want it to be Peter. And I’ve dreamt that he did it – he’s been planning it for months, so it was totally premeditated.
“It was a really dark side of Peter that we hadn’t seen before.”
She added: “But part of me thinks that it would give the public a shock if it turned out Lucy had committed suicide. Who killed Lucy? Lucy.”
CURVEBALL, HETTI. CURVEBALL.
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