In the video, Jake said: “It is rather a strange day for me this, it’s my last day on set. Last day filming EastEnders, after 15 years playing Max Branning. Yeah, I’ll miss the place.
“It’s the people really for me. I have met some amazing people, made some amazing friends and just had an incredible life-changing experience. Thank you to everyone for all your messages for support and love really appreciate it.
“Who knows what the future brings but today we say goodbye to Max Branning.”
EastEnders airs weekdays at 8pm on BBC One