The devious character (played by Jake Wood) has been targeting residents in a secret revenge plot after being accused of Lucy Beale's (Hetti Bywater) murder.
Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) revealed that he had sold his damaged chip shop to the first bid that was offered, which turned out to be from the company where Max works.
The company already succeeded in purchasing the freehold on The Queen Vic from the Carter family in an unwitting move to help them to move on from their money troubles.
Viewers instantly took to social media following Ian's celebration, with one tweeting: "The chippy will be bought by the same company who bought the pub. #EastEnders."Related articles
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