EastEnders star Max Bowden cries as his grandma gets covid vaccine and says he ‘can’t wait to cuddle her’

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With the first batch of people getting the coronavirus vaccine in the UK, Max Bowden has revealed his grandma is one of the lucky people.

The actor, who enjoyed a holiday with his co-stars last year, took to Twitter to share the exciting development about his family member.

The 25 year old wrote: "Tears of joy this morning. My nan gets her covid vaccine today. I can't wait to cuddle her."

Max's friends and supporters rushed to the comments section to share their happiness for his grandmother being able to get the vaccine.

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The EastEnders star's former co-star Tamzin Outhwaite said: "Amazing news," alongside some hands clapping emojis.

A fan of Max's commented: "Aw that's the best news ever Max. I'm so happy for you, cherish every moment of that hug." [sic]

While another added: "Anyone who follows you is aware of what a massive relief that is for you and your family. So pleased."

"That's amazing news, what a moment it's gonna be when you get the chance to cuddle her tightly," a Twitter user expressed.

While a fourth person said: "Max I am so unbelievably happy for you, your nan & your family. You will be reunited so soon. Good luck to your nan today x."

Max's happiness comes after he tragically lost his grandfather to cancer in October.

The television star, who plays Ben Mitchell on the soap, took to Instagram to share the heartbreaking news with his supporters.

Max posted a picture of himself holding his grandfather's hand and penned a touching tribute to him.

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"Hi all. On Monday evening I lost my grandad to his battle with cancer," he began.

"In his last weeks he was overwhelmed by the amazing love and car the @macmillancancer nurses provided him with.

"For that reason I am reposting my longest day challenge website in the hope of raising more money for them," Max wrote.

"Please give generously if you can. Thank you. The website is https://longestdaygolf.macmillan.org.uk/Team/raysgeese."

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