Eastenders’ actor unrecognisable 12 years after leaving BBC soap

© BBC Picture shows: Ben Mitchell (CHARLIE JONES) generic Eastenders

EASTENDERS’ actor Charlie Jones looks unrecognisable 12 years after starring as Ben Mitchell on the BBC soap.

The 26 year old star, who took on the role of ten year old Ben Mitchell, was a part of the coveted cast during 2006 to 2010.

Charlie Jones playing Ben Mitchell in the BBC soap

But now, 12 years later, Charlie who is seen posing with his girlfriend Flora London, is all grown up, sporting a full beard and an impressive frame.

Swapping his glasses for contacts, Charlie has enjoyed a number of roles including dramas and a film on Netflix.

During his time on the BBC show, Charlie, who played Phil Mitchell’s son, was tasked with a few heavy duty story lines.

One of which was an abuse story line, as Ben became the victim of mental and physical abuse at the cruel hands of Phil’s girlfriend Stella Crawford.

Charlie’s portrayal of an abused child garnered much attention from Eastenders viewers, making him one of the most memorable Ben Mitchell actors.

But that’s not all. Following his horrific abuse ordeal, Ben was then sent to prison after admitting to murdering Albert Square favourite Heather Trott.

And on release from prison Charlie was then replaced by fellow actor Joshua Pasco, to play Ben.

Leaving the soap at 13, Charlie continued to pursue an acting career.

Studying at the Academy of Live And Recorded Arts, Charlie landed roles including teen drama Noughts + Crosses as well as Netflix film Jingle Jangle, starring alongside Hugh Bonneville.

But he’s also starred alongside his girlfriend Flora in MacDonald & Dodds, playing DC Samuel Goldie and Flora playing an unnamed character.

The couple have been together for five years and regularly share posts of their relationship on social media.

Now however, Ben Mitchell’s character is associated with actor Max Bowden who has played Ben for the past three years.

Charlie Jones with girlfriend Flora London

Charlie starring as Ben alongside cruel and abusive Stella Crawford

A young Charlie as Ben Mitchell alongside the star who played Abi Branning
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