EastEnders star Max Bowden reveals new role as his time on the show comes to an end

EastEnders star Max Bowen has revealed his next role, as his time on the show will come to an end next week.
The actor, 29, has played the role of Ben Mitchell in the hit BBC soap for the last five years.
Max is now set to return to the theatre, as he’s set to star as the character Jack Firebrace in the play ‘Birdsong’ for it’s 30th anniversary tour.

Bowden’s character will exit EastEnders after being faced with a 6-year prison sentence – which left viewers in shock.
In an explosive episode of the soap this week, the police arrested Ben under an international warrant.
He insisted on his innocence, and even had the confidence to tell an officer they would later apologise to him, however, Ben then realised he had done something awful.

Ahead of his exit from the show, the soap star wrote on Instagram: “Well guys It’s that time!”
“It’s been one hell of a ride! Thanks for taking Ben to your hearts and allowing my version into your lives. I had an amazing five years at @bbceastenders and learnt a hell of a lot about myself and the craft I love so dearly; it got me through some very hard personal times and I will be forever grateful!”
Max continued: “I really will never be able to thank everybody for the support enough, because the fans of the show are so passionate, caring, and invested and it enables us as actors to want to keep going and always be better; so I really do from the bottom of my heart appreciate every single person who has sent any sort of positivity my way over the last five years – I love you all.”
He signed off the post: “Ben Mitchell 6.0 ✅❤️ over and out 🫡❤️ Goodbye EE! I’ll miss you all. X”