Hollyoaks actor Matt Littler has quit the Channel 4 soap after joinining in 1997 as Max Cunningham.
The 26-year-old will bow out in July in a dramatic exit surrounding his wedding to Steph Dean.
Darren Jon Jefferies has returned to filming as Max's best friend O.B. for his final scenes.
Speaking of his exit, Matt Littler said, "I feel that I have grown up on Hollyoaks over the past eleven years and I’m not only leaving behind friends but also family. I wouldn't change a second of my time at Hollyoaks and working with Darren Jon Jefferies has been amazing – every second of it! I'd just like to thank everyone who has made my life at Hollyoaks a very happy one."
Producer Bryan Kirkwood added, "...Matt is a talented directed as well as a successful actor and although Max's exit marks the end of an era on screen, Matt's not going too far as he will be directing a few episodes of Hollyoaks in the not too distant future."