EastEnders’ Ben Hardy to play Angel in X-Men: Apocalypse – ooh!

Well, he has the body...

Ben Hardy

by Rosie Gizauskas |
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All that time in the gym has officially paid off

Time to get all excited, EastEnders buffs – because Ben Hardy AKA Peter Beale is officially going to be in the new X-Men: Apocalypse movie, and now we know which character he’s playing, too.

Well, excited and frustrated – we miss Ben as Peter. But mostly EXCITED. This is pretty big news.

Jeff Sneider from The Wrap confirmed that Ben’s going to be playing a character called Angel.

In the X-Men comics Angel loses his wings but gets them back by joining up with baddie Apocalypse.

We’re sure the role will be perfect for Ben and all his muscles.

He recently told The Sun: "LA is big, although Hollywood's not as glamorous as I thought, it's kind of grungy.

“It's not too much of a leap from EastEnders in that sense."

Now, we must admit, we got a teeny bit suspicious when we noticed Ben was bulking up on ‘Enders. He must have been planning to start auditioning for Hollywood roles, we guess?

The film is due out in 2016. So actually not long at all.

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