Fifth actor set to play Ben Mitchell in Eastenders

Harry Reid is to become the fifth actor to play Ben Mitchell in Eastenders.

Harry Reid, seen here alongside Steve McFadden who plays Phil Mitchell, replaces Joshua Pascoe as Ben Mitchell. Credit: PA Wire

The TV newcomer will head to Albert Square later this year as Ben, who was jailed for killing Heather Trott, is released from prison.

Ben's return is set to cause "big repercussions" for Walford's residents including his estranged father Phil, programme bosses revealed.

Reid, who worked as a chef in a Marco Pierre White diner before training as an actor, said he could not wait to become a "fully-fledged Mitchell".