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'EastEnders' Max Branning is bookies' favourite to kill off Derek

EastEnders character Max Branning has been picked by bookies as the most likely culprit in the possible Christmas murder of Derek Branning.

Rumours that Derek would be killed gathered pace when various cast members were this week pictured filming what appeared to be funeral scenes.

This followed the revelation that actor Jamie Foreman would be departing from his villainous role on the BBC soap over the festive period.

Jake Wood as Max Branning in EastEnders.


Derek's anger towards Tanya takes a sinister turn as he spies on her.


Bookmakers BetVictor have placed Max (Jake Wood), who has had a dark secret kept by Derek over the past year, as the favourite at 6/1.

Christian Clarke (7/1) is second most likely, with Derek's possible love interest Kat Moon (8/1) in third.

Naturally, Alfie (8/1) sits behind his unfaithful wife in fourth place, while fans can place bets on Den Watts being responsible at a price of 200/1. Dot Branning and Dennis Rickman Jr are both also distant outsiders at 100/1.

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