EastEnders fans have predicted the next affair on Albert Square will be between Linda Carter and Max Branning.

It comes as Linda (Kellie Bright) started working at Max's (Jake Wood) restaurant during tonight's episode of the BBC One soap.

Standing behind the counter doing admin bits for his restaurant, which he shares with Ian Beale, Max couldn't help but look up from time to time to see what his new staff member was up to.

Following her alcohol addiction, Linda and her husband Mick Carter gave up The Vic, and Linda is now working between the laundrette and Max's restaurant.

With it being her first day, Linda was dressed up to the max in a tight body-con dress as she waited on her tables.

Linda has landed a job at Max's restaurant after leaving the Queen Vic

Unable to take his eyes off her, Max ordered: "Table three, please."

To which Linda flirty said back: "Already on it," as she winked and walked away, leaving Max to take a deep breath.

Sharon then came into the restaurant as she apologised to Bobby for being rude to him and she couldn't help but notice her friend Linda was looking extra good for her first day at work.

Sharon complimented: "Oh wow you look good. New lippy?"

Max was eager for Linda to go full time

Linda said: "Oh thank you," to which Max said: "Come work here full time if you want?"

Mick's wife replied: "Oh, well I've only just started at the laundrette."

Sharon joked: "Turned down for others' dirty knickers."

As she walked away, a flirty Linda said: "And... you couldn't afford me," as the pair appeared to give each other sex eyes.

Fans rushed to Twitter to share their thoughts.

One tweeted: "Let Linda and Max shag before Max leave pls #EastEnders."

A second said: "So much sexual tension between Linda & Max Branning. She’s gagging for some Branning bratwurst #EastEnders."

"Linda dressing up to work and flirt with Max #EastEnders @bbceastenders," tweeted another.