Jake Wood was left terrified on holiday when his wife was almost eaten by an alligator.
The "EastEnders" star was enjoying a boat trip in the Florida Everglades with his wife Alison and their children Buster and Amber when she jumped out of the boat and was confronted with a huge alligator.
He told the Daily Star: "I almost lost my wife to an alligator in Florida. 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!"
"As soon as an alligator goes underwater you don't know where it is, it was horrible. It was only about 15 feet away."
Jake, 46, revealed shocked staff told them they should never have left the boat and called the alligator a "maneater".
Recalling the incident which happened in 2014, he added: "Good story. Although it did scar the kids for life."
Speaking previously about "EastEnders", which he took a break from last year, Jake said he loves the show but admitted he doesn't see his family enough when he is working on it.
He explained: "I've been there 12 years and my approach has always been ... two years ago I had a year off. I love being there, I love the job, but it is very demanding. It's long hours.
"I've got a family, I've got two kids at home and a beautiful wife that I probably don't see enough of."