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22 December 2018, 18:55 | Updated: 21 January 2019, 13:19
Jake Wood became something of a Strictly Come Dancing hero when he reached the semi-final in 2014.
The EastEnders actor is making a return to the dancefloor for its 2018 Christmas special with partner Luba Mushtuk, and here are all the important facts:
Jake Wood is best known for his roles as Max Branning in EastEnders, as Rodney Trotter's assistant in Only Fools and Horses, and as Kill Crazy in Red Dwarf.
In the United States, he is also known as the voice of the GEICO gecko.
In June 2006, he joined EastEnders, and has become on the soap's most important characters, getting involved in many high-profile storylines.
Jake Wood married his partner Alison in 2001.
They have two children together: Buster and Amber.
Jake Wood stands at 5ft 9 ¾ (177.2 cm).
Jake Wood was born on July 12, 1972. He celebrated his 46th birthday in 2018.
He was born in Westminster, London, and has an English father and a French mother.
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