Wood's character Max Branning left Albert Square ten days ago after his affair with ex-wife Tanya was revealed.
However, speaking to Hello, the star confirmed his intention to stay with the BBC One soap in the long term.
"I'm really happy there," he said. "Hopefully [I'll] still [be on] EastEnders. I would like the kids to be happy and settled and for us to all be in this beautiful home."
The 39-year-old has become one of EastEnders' flagship characters since his 2006 debut, having been involved in a string of high-profile storylines, from Max's affair with Stacey to being buried alive by Tanya.
Wood has previously insisted upon his "big commitment" to the programme.
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Watch Max Branning's 2007 affair with Stacey Slater revealed below: