By Ciara

10th July 2019

EastEnders’ Max Branning is set to have an affair with Ruby Allen later this summer after they hit it off over work.

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The businesswoman – played by Louisa Lytton – may have only just split up with Jay Branning (Jamie Borthwick), but it doesn’t take her long to jump into bed with someone new as she and the womaniser (Jake Wood) are expected to fall into each other’s arms later this summer as sparks fly when they team up for work.

A source told

“Ruby and Max are an electric match and the chemistry between them is undeniable, but it’s safe to say they’ll have some obstacles coming their way. Ruby is completely oblivious about Max’s history with her best mate Stacey, and it’s only a matter of time before she finds out but just what will Stacey make of the pairing?”

However, the news that Ruby and Max are a couple will unlikely go down well with the brunette beauty’s best friend Stacey Branning (Lacey Turner) as the former hairdresser once had an affair with him while he was married to Tanya Branning (Jo Joyner).\

Max has certainly had his fair share of women over the years as not only did he cheat on his wife with Stacey, he also embarked on a romance with his daughter Lauren Branning’s (Jacqueline Jossa) best friend Lucy Beale (Hetti Bywater).

He also had a secret wife while still married to Tanya and then returned to Walford last year with his sister-in-law Rainie (Tanya Franks) on his arm after tying the knot.

Ruby has had a tough time recently as just weeks after she returned to Albert Square, she was sexually assaulted by Martin Fowler’s (James Alexandrou) friend during a night out.

Louisa said recently:

“There was a lot of pressure on me and the show to do it justice for the survivors of rape. I’ve worked closely with Rape Crisis to ensure the way I act is realistic, so I knew we were safe in our portrayal of it.”

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