Inside EastEnders star Jake Wood's quirky London home with giant giraffe and Barbara Windsor tribute as star leaves soap

EASTENDERS star Jake Wood has given fans a glimpse inside his quirky London home with a giant giraffe and Barbara Windsor tribute.

The former Strictly star treated fans to the view inside his extraordinary pad as he prepares to leave the soap.

Jake gave fans a rare glimpse of his personal space in with a huge giraffe statue as  a centrepiece.

He looked ripped in a black vest and matching shorts as he trained.

The one-time Strictly Come Dancing hero showed just how he kept his body in shape by doing floor exercises too.

His home also had a tribute to his former co-star, the late Barbara who sadly lost her battle with Alzheimers last month.

It's not the first time the star has showed off his comfortable home.

He let fans see it's features over Christmas a few years back too.

It boasted features like a garden swing chair, a large kitchen space, a beer fridge and cute pictures.

The star lives there with wife Alison and two children, Buster and Amber.

The actor's home features a large, spacious and modern kitchen boasting a huge beer fridge, full of drinks with fresh flowers and huge floor to ceiling doors.

The outdoor area features a swing chair, along with pretty bunting and a funky outdoor side table.

Christmas time looks cosy in the Wood household with a real tree and a stacked up pile of wood.

Jake and Alison have been together for 23-year romance and he recently gushed: "We've spent half of our lives together.

"We've grown together and at every point we've always wanted the same things.

"Blokes in general struggle to talk about stuff so she's taught me how to do that. I think it's a work in progress but I do try to get things out."

The TV hunk recently said how his beloved wife was almost killed by an alligator while on a family holiday in Florida.

The actor told how his kids have been scarred for life after seeing the man-eating beast heading towards Alison.

Jake said of the incident: "She was standing in the water about 15 feet away when I see this thing floating down the river.

“So I’m looking at it and thinking: ‘It’s got to be a log or something. Got to be a log.’“All of a sudden it f***ing goes down and I f***ing see an eye. All the kids are screaming, I’m screaming: ‘Get back in the boat!’"

He recently revealed that his mum didn't celebrate when he joined the BBC One soap because she prefers its ITV rival, Coronation Street.

The revelation came to light when Jake filmed for tomorrow night's episode of All Round To Mrs Brown's with his French-born mum, Joelle.

Cathy Brown, played by Jennifer Gibney, asked Joelle: "Was it a big moment in the family when Jake was cast in EastEnders?"

However, Jake's mother struggled to answer, looking uncomfortable as she replied: "Errr…"

Cathy joked: "Obviously not!" as Jake intervened to reveal the truth, admitting: "She watches a lot of Coronation Street…"

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