Ben Hardy to return to EastEnders?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 May 2016
Ben Hardy

Ben Hardy as Peter Beale

Ben Hardy is keen to reprise his role as Peter Beale in 'EastEnders' for a day

Ben Hardy wants to return to 'EastEnders' for just a day.

The 25-year-old actor may have turned his back on the long-running soap last year in order to carve out a career in Hollywood but he has admitted he hasn't completely ruled out reprising his role as heartthrob Peter Beale in the future.

He explained: "I would be down for that but it's difficult as it's trying to get away from that perception of me as Peter Beale. But you know if that didn't matter, I'd go back for an episode or a day, because I'm attached to that storyline."

And the handsome star - who portrayed Peter for two years - believes there is scope for him to return to Walford because of his relationship with Lauren Branning (Jacqueline Jossa).

He said: "I'm attached to his relationship with Lauren and the baby and all that kind of stuff."

Ben walked away from the show at the end of last year when his character fled to New Zealand with his girlfriend Lauren and their baby following the revelation his step-brother Bobby (Eliot Carrington) had brutally killed his twin sister Lucy (Hetti Bywater) the year before.

Just days after stepping off the soap set, Ben had managed to bag himself the role of Angel in the new movie 'X-Men: Apocalypse' alongside the likes of Jennifer Lawrence.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, he said: "It's been great, the whole experience was surreal to me to go from 'EastEnders' to 'X-Men' was like a dream.

"I could never have thought when I left 'EastEnders' that I would get this good a gig and so soon.

"I was so lucky, like literally two days after I finished, I went to LA to go and spend a couple of months there just to do meetings and stuff and then I got the screen test for Angel and then ended up getting it by like Wednesday."

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