Jake Wood's 'EastEnders' character Max Branning has inspired a pop song.

Jake Wood

Jake Wood

A lookalike fan messaged Jake - who has played Max on the BBC One soap since 2006 - on Twitter to ask his permission to write a song called 'The Real Max Branning' which praises the Albert Square bad boy's penchant for drinking and womanising and the 47-year-old actor was more than happy to give the track his seal of approval.

Speaking to the Daily Star, Jake explained: "There's a guy who has written a song called 'The Real Max Branning'. He tweeted me a while ago to ask, 'Are you all right if I do a song about you?' His name is Sir Dossa and he DM'd me on Twitter ages ago.

"He said, 'Hi Jake, random one but I'm working on a new tune called 'The Real Max Branning' because people say I look like you. It's based on my likeness to your character. I'm using a couple of samples, just wanted to check you don't mind?'"

The fan has now released the rap track on Spotify under the name Sir Dossa and it includes samples of Jake speaking in character as Max uttering lines such as "was she fit?" and "such a geezer, aint ya".

Lyrics on the song include "shout out to the geezer Max to the B, Max Branning / Mind your wives and daughters, always on the jars never on the waters" and "putting gingers on the map, bowling about in a naughty flat cap".

And Jake couldn't be happier with the finished song, which he describes as a bit of fun "light relief".

He said: "A few days ago he sent me another DM saying the tune is done, it's all uploaded to Spotify.

"I think my favourite line in it is 'putting gingers on the map'. It's a bit of light relief."