Peter Beale is heading back to Walford. However, he looks a bit different as he is now being played by a new actor, Ben Hardy.
We last saw Peter on our screens back in 2010 when he left enraged at Ian for cheating on Jane with Glenda Mitchell. He joined his sister Lucy in Devon along with his grandmother. Although Lucy returned to the square in 2012, Peter remained in Devon.
Actor Ben Hardy said of his new role, “I’m really excited to be joining the fantastic cast of Eastenders; a show which my family have watched for years. I can’t wait to step into the shoes of a character with so much history and am looking forward to getting stuck in.”
Executive producer, Lorraine Newman added, “Ben’s a wonderful addition to the Eastenders cast and I am sure he will be popular with the audience. Having Peter back in the Beale fold helps cement the next generation of the Beale clan, a family who exist at the true heart of the show. Ian’s wonderful relationship with Denise and the inclusion of Lucy, Peter and Bobby in the household with reinvigorate the clan with vibrancy and energy. I am really looking forward to seeing them all together on screen.”
In honour of newcomer Ben Hardy playing Peter, let’s remind ourselves of the past actor’s that have graced our screens as Peter Beale:
We wish new face Ben Hardy luck in his new role.
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There’s a whole lot of drama coming Ava and Dexter’s way as actor, Cornell S John has been cast as Dexter’s estranged father who tries to make his way back into their lives.
John’s most notable credits include movies ‘Kidulthood’ and its sequel ‘Adulthood’.
John will join the show next month and play Sam, Ava’s ex-boyfriend who left her when Dexter was a baby after he told her was going to buy some milk from the shop-however, he never returned.
The actor said: “It’s a great honour and pleasure to be joining the Eastenders family. I look forward to working with the cast and to Sam’s adventures on the square… doof doof.”
Executive producer, Lorraine Newman added: “We are delighted to have Cornell join the cast of Eastenders playing Sam. Cornell’s powerful presence and natural gravitas will ensure he’s a strong presence on screen.The addition of Sam gives us a solid family unit with Dexter and Ava. However, after such a long absence, sparks are sure to initially fly. Let’s just hope he’s got the milk!”
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