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EastEnders finds new Ben Mitchell

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Reid - "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"

Harry Reid has been cast as EastEnders character Ben Mitchell, the fifth actor to play the role of Phil's (Steve McFadden) troubled son.

Commenting on his casting, Reid 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."

Reid added: "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."

EastEnders' Executive Producer, Dominic Treadwell-Collins, 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."

He added: "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."

Reid will make his debut later this year.

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