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Wednesday 23rd October 2019

EastEnders' Jake Wood shares sweet family photos as he celebrates birthday

The actor turned 47

EastEnders actor Jake Wood turned 47 yesterday and celebrated the special day with his nearest and dearest.

Jake, who plays Max Branning in the BBC soap, uploaded a series of photos to his Instagram account showing his family posing in a stunning lavender field.

One shot sees the actor, his son Buster and wife Alison sharing a warm hug as they take a selfie with the purple field sprawled out in the background (click the arrow to see the photos).

A second photo shows his daughter Amber, who's blending in with a purple Disney T-shirt, holding carrying two bags full of lavender.

While another picture shows the actor grinning into the camera as he takes a close-up selfie.

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"What better way to spend your birthday than with these beauties in a field picking lavender?!" he wrote.

The post prompted a flood of "happy birthday" messages from his fans and also famous followers, including former pro footballer Leon McKenzie and British boxer Sandy Ryan.

What better way to spend your birthday than with these beauties in a field picking lavender?!

He also celebrated his big day with a trip to see The Illusionists, which features a line up of seven magicians, in London's West End.

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Jake regularly posts snaps of himself, Alison and their kids on social media, with another recent shot showing a touching moment between mother and son.

He wrote next to the sweet picture of Alison, Buster and their dog strolling in a field: "Love this photo. Reminds me that parenthood is a journey we all embark upon together.

"I know that our two couldn’t wish for a better mum in my beautiful wife Alison either. Happy days."

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