There’s a new Mitchell heading to the Square, now when we say new we only half mean it. Ben Mitchell is BACK, but with a brand new face in the form of Harry Reid.
Ben left Walford after finally being banged up for killing poor ol’ Hev in 2012. Earlier this year little Ben was released early from prison but has since given Albert Square a wide birth… but that’s all about to change.
There’s drama aplenty waiting for Ben when he arrives, there’s daddy Phil, Lola and baby Lexi and most importantly Hev’s best mate Shirely. We can’t imagine there’ll be much need for many mini quiches at his welcome home party!
Harry said “I'm very excited to be joining EastEnders – not only because it's a great show but also to be playing Ben, a character that is so renowned and from such an iconic family. I'm looking forward to getting started and working closely with the legendary Steve McFadden. I can't wait to become a fully-fledged Mitchell.”
The man responsible for making EastEnders watchable again Dominic Treadwell-Collins, Executive Producer said: “Ben’s half-Beale and half-Mitchell and Harry perfectly encapsulates both the Mitchell danger and Beale heart that make Ben such a complex character. Ben’s return to the Square is going to have big repercussions for his family, his friends – and his enemies. Plus a few residents he hasn’t even met yet…”
Ben will be back with a bang later this year.