EastEnders is bringing back Ben Mitchell, but played by a new actor

21 January 2019, 13:36

Harry Reid as Ben Mitchell
Harry Reid as Ben Mitchell. Picture: BBC

By Tom Eames

This will be the SIXTH actor to play Phil Mitchell's tearaway son.

Former Waterloo Road star Max Bowden has joined EastEnders as the new Ben Mitchell.

Max played Justin Fitzgerald in Waterloo Road until 2015, and has also appeared in episodes of Doctors and Casualty.

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He will join the cast of the soap as Ben, replacing the most recent version of the character, played by Harry Reid.

Max will be the sixth actor to play Ben, so maybe this one will stick?

Max Bowden as the new Ben Mitchell
Max Bowden as the new Ben Mitchell. Picture: BBC

"I’m so excited to be joining the cast of EastEnders and taking on the role of Ben Mitchell," he said.

"I’ve always been a fan of the show so to be joining one of the most iconic families in soap is beyond exciting. I can’t wait to get started and see what’s in store for Ben."

Ben's storyline will see him return to Albert Square, along with Lola Pearce and their daughter Lexi.