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Harry Reid wants honest Ben

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Harry Reid wants honest Ben

Harry Reid wants his 'EastEnders' character to be "honest with his sexuality" in 2016.

The 23-year-old actor plays confused Ben Mitchell in the BBC One soap and he is hoping his alter ego will finally be honest with girlfriend Abi Branning (Lorna Fitzgerald) about his secret sex sessions with Albert Square resident Paul Coker (Jonny Labey).

He said: "Expect more feelings to emerge between Ben and Paul.

"I'd like Ben to finally be honest about his sexuality. And I'd love to see how Abi would react - I think she'd hit the roof."

While there looks set to be some serious drama for the Mitchells over the festive period and into the new year, Jamie Borthwick, who plays Jay Brown in the soap, has revealed his character's friendship with colleague Ben will still be going strong into the new year.

He said: "Christmas is going to have repercussions for quite a few people in the Square, but I think Ben and Jay will stay solid no matter what."

Lorna added to Inside Soap magazine "There's lots coming up for the Mitchells. It's quite sad stuff, but really great drama - I had a nice time filming it all."