Former EastEnders star Harry Reid has hinted that his soap character may well return in the not-too-distant future…
We last saw Ben Mitchell in January when he left Albert Square for a new life in France.
He took some of the stolen heist money with him and turned his back on his family and friends for exciting adventures abroad.
But viewers might not have seen the last of him yet!
In an new interview posted on OK! Online, actor Harry has teased that Ben may well be back one day…
He said: “Me and the director always said that [Ben] went out to Calais and he’s gonna come back as Benjamin Michelle with a french boyfriend, which would be quite nice.
“But we’ll see. I’m focusing 100 per cent on Witness for the Prosecution right now.”
Oh Harry, you tease!
The actor also revealed that he didn’t think Ben would last very long in Calais, adding: “[Ben had] only got 10 grand because he lost the other heist money.
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“I personally think that for him to stay in Calais would be very brave. It’s not that he’s not brave, he’s been to prison twice, but he’s in an environment where he doesn’t know anyone, and he’s a bit alone.”
He also suggested that Ben could follow his uncle Grant to Portugal…
Ben was previously involved in several romances, most recently with Luke Browning (R.I.P.), and before that with Paul Coker.
Harry is currently starring in the stage version of Agatha Christie’s Witness For The Prosecution in London and has said he’s “glad” he was written out of the BBC soap in order to pursue other projects.
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