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The actor is currently enjoying a few months off however, he’s promised to make a comeback, and has now revealed that he’s due to resume filming later this year.
He’s also made an admission that bosses at the Beeb might not be too impressed with.
"I left in July and I haven't watched an episode since I left," he tells YouTube channel iFL, in an interview you can watch above. Warning: He does also talk about boxing a lot.
"I needed a good break. I've done nine years without a break," Jake continues. "I went up and saw them and said I was knackered and wanted a bit of time out.
“They've given me this summer off as well because I want to be with the kids and then it's September I'm pencilled in to go back.
"When I'm having this break now, I'm not watching it at all so I don't know who's doing what."
Jake’s character Max Branning is currently serving time in prison, after being wrongly convicted of the murder of Lucy Beale.
Plenty has gone on in the Square since he left and Abi Branning’s set for drama in the coming weeks, when a shock pregnancy storyline airs.