End of the road for Joshua
Ben Mitchell actor leaving later this summer
Joshua Pascoe, who plays Ben Mitchell is set to film his final scenes later this summer. He's been at the heart of one of the biggest storylines as we saw him bludgeon Heather Trott with a picture frame recently.
The news of his departures comes within days of his being arrested in connection with an alleged sexual assault. He was released on police bail from Wimbledon police station.
In a report from today's Daily Star an EastEnders insider said: “Joshua was always going to leave at the end of his current contract due to his storyline.
“There was no way Ben could stay on the Square long-term after killing Heather. But how it all comes out is a closely guarded secret.
“The big exit was only finalised last week and everyone has been sworn to secrecy as to how he gets found out.
“But they are confident it will be the outcome everyone has been longing for.”
An EastEnders spokesperson last night confirmed that Joshua would be leaving at the end of his current contract.
She said: “It will come as no surprise to the viewers of EastEnders that the character of Ben will be departing Walford when the truth finally emerges.”
She said it would be “inappropriate” to comment on the sex assault claims “given that there is a police investigation under way”.