Ben Mitchell and Lucy Beale: Axed EastEnders actors to be replaced
The Sun reports that although the two actors who play the roles will be leaving the show, the characters they portray will not.
The paper reports that 13 year old Charlie Jones is “inconsolable” after hearing the news that another actor will take on the role of Ben.
Apparently, Ben will disappear from the show for a while, but will reappear with a different actor playing him.
However, the character of Lucy will not leave the show; Melissa will simply be replaced.
A show insider told the paper, “Sometimes a higher level of experience is needed as characters mature.
“It’s common practice to recast actors employed as children to take on more challenging adult storylines.”