Harry Reid and Jamie Borthwick want Queen Vic takeover
- Bang Showbiz
- 9 August 2017
Harry Reid and Jamie Borthwick want to see their 'EastEnders' characters Ben Mitchell and Jay Brown take over the Queen Vic
Harry Reid and Jamie Borthwick want to see their 'EastEnders' characters take over the Queen Vic.
The actors - who play Ben Mitchell and Jay Brown - have a great time working together and admit their dream storyline would be to see Mick Carter (Danny Dyer) ousted from the iconic pub and for them to be installed behind the bar.
Jamie said: "We love doing storylines together and the ultimate thing for us would be to take over Albert Square.
"We want to own everything. We want to get the Carters out of the Vic. We'll have that!"
And Harry - whose on-screen family previously ran the boozer - vowed to turn the Queen Vic back to its previous appearance.
He said: "We'd take the Vic back to its original features. I think it looks a bit too new these days. I quite liked it when it was older."
The stars think keeping the pub at the heart of the show is key to its success.
Harry told the Daily Star newspaper: "We'd move in upstairs and kick the Carters out. We want to do lots of scenes over the bar.
"The viewers love seeing stuff they used to watch. That's what nice about a long-running soap.
"You've got 30 years of history to run back to. That's why bringing old characters is always a dead cert for good business."
Jamie added: "The older viewers love nostalgia."
But show bosses have a long time to grant the pair their storyline dream as they are in no rush to leave Walford.
Harry said: "I'm hoping we'll still be there in 30 years."