PETER Beale has been played by several talented actors over the years and now Dayle Hudson is bringing the character back to EastEnders.
But why did Peter leave last time and what do we know about the latest actor to take on the role? Find out more below…
Is Peter Beale returning to EastEnders?
Yes – theres a surprise heading for the Beales next year when Peter Beale returns to Walford after five years away from Albert Square.
In 2014, Peter was at the heart of the Who Killed Lucy? storyline, determined to uncover the events that led to his sisters demise.
Following a nearly year-long investigation and in a special week of live episodes to mark EastEnders 30th Anniversary, the killer was revealed as Peters younger half-brother, Bobby.
Struggling to cope with the news, Peter decided to leave Walford and join his half-brother, Steven, for a new a life in New Zealand with fianc Lauren Branning in tow.
The part was previously played by Ben Hardy and several other actors over the years
Who is the new Peter Beale actor Dayle Hudson?
Dayle Hudson is a newcomer to the world of soap, with the part of Peter Beale being his first TV role.
But he’s more than qualified for the job after studying acting at the famous Italia Conti Academy.
Speaking about the opportunity, Dayle said: “I am really grateful and excited to have the opportunity to work on such an institution of British television, alongside some incredible actors.
“Peter has been away for some time so I cant wait to find out what hes been up to and Im very excited to see what the future holds for him.”
EastEnders’ Executive Producer Jon Sen added: “As soon as I met Dayle, I knew hed be the one to bring Peter Beale back to Walford.
“Peters a young man with a big heart but a bruised soul and Dayles a talented actor who captures his complexity perfectly. I welcome him to the company and cant wait to start working with him.”