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Harry Reid was recast as Ben Mitchell in EastEnders last year - seeing him replaced with newcomer Max Bowden.
And while this must've been a difficult pill to swallow, it transpires that the young actors are in fact friends!
Co-star - Jamie - Borthwick - Jay - BBC
Co-star Jamie Borthwick, who plays Jay in the BBC soap, took to Instagram over the weekend to upload a snap of him with both Harry and Max - all looking more than harmonious together.
Jamie captioned the snap: 'Don’t worry everyone, we’re all friends. So happy I can share this moment with my Ben brother. #BenMitchell #Ben10 @harryreidactor @bowden5
Fans - Former-Ben - Replacement
Fans were reeling from this, clearly surprised that the ousted former-Ben is chummy with his replacement.
'Glad u all getting [on] well [sic],' one person commented.
Picture - Everyone - Picture - Remarked
'I’m certain that this is a picture that everyone was hoping to see. And what a lovely picture it is too,' another remarked.
'I miss @harryreidactor
as Ben ❤️ but oh well this pic made me feel much better now welcome to the family @bowden5
[sic],' another posted.
'Great - Pic - @ - Jamie_b10 - Bowden5
A fourth added: 'Great pic @jamie_b10
I think @bowden5
is great as Ben. Lovely to see @harryreidactor
with you both.'
Some had to do a double-take, likening the moment to when Doctor Who regenerates.
Harry - Role - Ben
Many also called for Harry to return to the role, claiming 'there is only one Ben'.
When Harry left EastEnders, it appeared to be amid some confusion.
The actor was allegedly assured there wouldn't be...
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