EastEnders’ Jake Wood slams ‘cretin’ impostor pretending to be him on Instagram

EASTENDERS' Jake Wood slammed an impostor Instagram account pretending to be him.

The actor called the person behind the page a "cretin" and urged his followers to report them.

He wrote: “It has just come to my attention that this cretin is messaging a lot of my followers pretending to be me. Please report and block him.”

The fake account mirrors Jake's, with the same profile picture and bio. Its zero posts and one follower are a big giveaway that it's not really the star.

Followers revealed how they'd been contacted by the account, with one commenting: "He messaged me twice, just deleted and reported him."

Another said: "I got a message too and I just deleted it."

Last month Jake marked his final scenes on EastEnders with an emotional video walking around the iconic Albert Square.

It was revealed in September that the actor, who has played Max Branning since 2006, was leaving the show in an explosive storyline.

Jake took to Instagram to share his final moments with a video of him walking around the set.

He told his 115k followers: "Morning everyone, how are we all? Hope you're well. It's a wet and grey day, bit of a strange day for me this on set last day of filming EastEnders after 15 years playing Max Branning.

"I'll miss the place. The people really for me. I've met some amazing people, made some amazing friends and just had an incredible life-changing experience.

"So yeah there we go, thank you to everyone for all your messages of support and love, I really appreciated all of that.

"Who knows what the future brings but today we saw goodbye to Max Branning, it's a sad day but just wanted to share this with you."

He captioned the post: "That’s a wrap.

"After 15 years on Albert Square it’s finally time to say goodbye to Max Branning today.

"I will miss Eastenders and the people here so much. Thanks to everyone for all your support 🙌🏼❤️."

Many of his co-stars flocked to the comments section to share their love.

Priya Davdra, who plays Iqra Ahmed, simply wrote: "🙌🏼❤️."

Bernadette Taylor actress Clair Norris commented: "Legend!!"

And even Corrie actor Jack P Shepherd wrote: "Shall be very much missed."

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