EastEnders – Are Linda and Max going to have an affair?

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EASTENDERS fans are convinced Linda Carter and Max Branning are going to have an affair after he caught her turning to alcohol. 

Linda and Max then shared a passionate kiss on the balcony. But could there be a romance on the cards? Here’s the lowdown…

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EastEnders fans are convinced Linda and Max are going to have an affair after they kissed

Are Linda and Max going to have an affair?

Linda and Max have developed a close bond recently on the soap.

But could there be a shock romance on the horizon?

EastEnders are yet to speak out about Linda’s dating future, but that hasn’t stopped fans predicting an affair between the pair. 

One viewer tweeted: “Anyone else think an #EastEnders Max & Linda affair storyline is about to happen?”

Another added: “Max is just biding his time with Linda. No #EastEnders woman can resist his charms.”

A third viewer tweeted: “Linda and Max this is well awkward wait until Mick finds out.”

Linda turned to Max after suffering a relapse

How have Linda and Max grown close in EastEnders?

As EastEnders returned to our screens following its hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, it became clear Linda and Max had grown close during lockdown and had been having regular Zoom chats.

The pair crossed paths during Frankie Lewis’ Drag Bingo night at the pub, where Linda grew sick of Mick watching over her shoulder and worrying.

When Max caught her about to neck the drink, she opened up to him about her struggles.

She downed the drink but instantly regretted it

Max comforted Linda after she took a sip of alcohol

Max then told her: “I get it Linda. When I came out of prison I used to hurt myself, deliberately. 

“You’re allowed to slip up Linda, don’t be ashamed of it. 

“It doesn’t make you a bad person. Just makes you like everyone else.”

The two then shared a kiss on the balcony, before Linda realised in horror what was happening and ran off. 

Could this be the beginning of the end for Linda and Mick?

Max told Linda he self-harmed after prison

What have EastEnders said about an affair on the soap?

EastEnders are yet to speak out specifically about Max and Linda.

But back in May, the soap confirmed that two characters will be having an affair in the coming weeks despite sex scenes being scrapped due to social distancing rules.

At the time, fans predicted the culprits could be Linda and Phil as they continued to bond over their alcoholism. 

But with Max now having provided Linda with a shoulder to cry on, might he be the Walford resident set to catch Linda’s eye?

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