It’s a sad day for Ben Hardy fans as it has been confirmed the Eastenders actor is set to leave the show.
Ben has been playing the role of Ian Beale’s son Peter since 2013.
An Eastenders spokesperson told Digital Spy: “We can confirm Ben will be leaving Eastenders at the end of his contract.”
Though everyone’s being very secretive about how and when Ben will leave, there had been rumours that he was in the running for a role in the X-Men film Apocalypse. It was suggested that he was going to play a young Cyclops.
Peter Beale was original played by Thomas Law until December 2010. Ben was announced as the new Peter in April 2013.
Since he’s been back Peter hasn’t been short of storylines, from his romances with Lola Pearce and ex-girlfriend Lauren Branning to the sudden murder of his twin sister Lucy.