The pair's relationship has been put under severe strain since Christmas Day, when Max's secret wife Kirsty paid a shock visit to Albert Square.
At the weekend, we revealed how Tanya will step up her attempts to force Kirsty out of Walford in the coming days, urging her love rival to leave the area and Max's life forever.
It can now be confirmed that Kirsty (Kierston Wareing) finally agrees to sign the divorce papers next week, feeling like everyone is against her as Max, Tanya and Lauren all make it clear that she should give up on her marriage.
Kirsty also announces plans to leave the Square immediately, but just as Tanya (Jo Joyner) is breathing a huge sigh of relief, her suspicions are refuelled as Max doesn't seem so happy about the development.
When Tanya interrogates Max (Jake Wood) over his relationship with Kirsty, the businessman is forced to reveal some candid truths about their strong connection - even explaining about the abortion she had.
Realising that Max cares for Kirsty much more than he's led her to believe, Tanya decides that she doesn't want to live in another woman's shadow and kicks him out of their family home.
Max is then left standing alone on the Square as Kirsty's taxi pulls away from the B&B. Will Max ask Kirsty to stay? And is it really the end for his relationship with Tanya?
EastEnders airs these scenes on Tuesday, January 22 at 7.30pm on BBC One.
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