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'EastEnders' Max to return in huge Branning week

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EastEnders bosses have announced that the soap will air five nights in a row for one week only in late November as Max Branning makes his long-awaited return to Albert Square.

In a huge set of episodes for the Branning family airing from November 21, Max (Jake Wood) will finally arrive back in Walford - joined by his fearsome older brother Derek (Jamie Foreman).

Max Branning in EastEnders

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Jamie Foreman

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Pictured left: Jake Wood (Max Branning). Pictured right: Jamie Foreman (Derek Branning).

EastEnders fans will remember that Max left the Square in August after his affair with ex-wife Tanya was exposed. The businessman had been left stunned when Tanya (Jo Joyner) unexpectedly told him that she didn't want to be with him.

Max was unaware that a health scare was the real reason for Tanya's sudden u-turn, and she has since been receiving treatment for cervical cancer.

Max's return is likely to cause a stir within the Branning clan, while the surprise appearance of Derek will shock the entire family, who haven't seen him for years.

Derek has a reputation for being a destructive and dangerous man due to his past, so viewers will have to wait and see whether he has changed and if the Brannings will welcome him back into the fold.

In a further twist, the big week will also see Tanya reveal a long-held family secret - which will shock her mum Cora (Ann Mitchell) and sister Rainie (Tanya Franks) to the core.

Jo Joyner as Tanya Branning

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Ann Mitchell as Cora Cross

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An EastEnders insider teased: "Branning Week will see secrets and lies exposed which will rock the family in a week Walford is sure to remember."

EastEnders' Branning Week begins on Monday, November 21 with four further episodes airing on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The previous week will only see three episodes air due to Children In Need being broadcast on Friday, November 18.

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