Harry Reid cast as Ben Mitchell in EastEnders
Newcomer Harry Reid has been cast as the new Ben Mitchell in 'EastEnders', following on from Joshua Pascoe and Charlie Jones
Harry Reid has been cast as Ben Mitchell in 'EastEnders'.
The wayward son of Phil Mitchell, who was last seen in August 2012 when he was imprisoned for the murder of Heather Trott, will return to Albert Square later this year with newcomer Harry cast in the role.
The actor 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."
Executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins added: "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's dad Phil was shocked to learn that he had been released from prison earlier this year, but his attempts to track Ben down proved futile.
The cunning character's return to Walford will have huge consequences for Phil, his ex-girlfriend Lola Pearce and their daughter Lexi.
Ben was last played by Joshua Pascoe from 2010 to 2012. Charlie Jones memorably played a young Ben from 2006 to 2010.