EastEnders fans speechless as Jake Wood shares snap of rarely-seen lookalike son

EastEnders legend Jake Wood has left his fans speechless after posting a snap of his “spitting image” son, Buster.

The 50-year-old, who played Max Branning on the iconic soap, shared the rare picture of Buster to celebrate his 15th birthday.

Taking to his Instagram on Tuesday (January 31) Jake gushed over his “beautiful boy” – and plenty of fans were quick to express their shock at how similar the two look.

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In the sweet snap, Jake’s teenage son could be seen holding a box of personalised cereal box that read “happy birthday.”

“Wishing a very happy 15th birthday to our beautiful boy,” he wrote in the caption.

“We are so proud of you Bussy, of the lovely young man you are becoming.

"Thank you for bringing your bright light and much laughter into our lives every day."

Plenty of Jake’s fans were quick to send their birthday wishes to Buster in the comments section.

Lacey Turner, Jake's EastEnders co-star, wrote: "Happy birthday big man.”

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But others were speechless over how Buster is the double of his famous dad.

“I thought it was Jake when he was younger at first,” one person gushed.

Another added: "Happy birthday Buster, you look so much like your dad.”

“Spit of your dad!” Proclaimed a third fan.

Echoing their thoughts, someone else penned: “He is your double,” while a fifth agreed: “Double of you.”

Jake shares Buster and his daughter Amber, 17, with his wife Alison Wood.

The actor has been married to Alison for almost 30 years and the couple share two children, Amber and Buster.

During an appearance on Loose Women, he opened up about his relationship, gushing: "We've spent half of our lives together.

"We've grown together and at every point we've always wanted the same things.

“Blokes in general struggle to talk about stuff so she's taught me how to do that.

"I think it's work in progress but I do try and get things out."

Jake previously opened up about a terrifying experience that happened during his holiday back in 2014, when Alison nearly got eaten alive by an alligator while they were in holiday.

He told the Daily Star that his two children had witnessed it, and he was screaming to Alison to get back on the boat.

Luckily, Alison escaped unharmed, but Jake admits that he feels "squiffy" when he thinks about the incident even now.


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