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‘EastEnders' Actor Ben Hardy Admits Fears Over Being Killed Off

21/07/2014 08:11 BST | Updated 21/07/2014 08:59 BST

‘EastEnders’ star Ben Hardy has admitted that he thinks nobody is safe in Albert Square, admitting that he worries about his character Peter Beale being killed off.

Ben, whose on-screen sister Lucy Beale was dramatically murdered earlier this year, has shared his thoughts on the show’s unpredictable twists and turns.

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Ben Hardy

Speaking to the Daily Star, he said: “It crosses my mind they might bump me off.

“You’re always aware it could happen.”

"There’s a quick ­turnover on a soap, so you know at any moment you could lose your job,” he continues. “I don’t want it to happen, I’d like to stay.

“‘EastEnders’ is a great place to work. But also it is regular work. In this industry only 8% of actors are in work – you have to be thankful.”

Ben also revealed that he doesn’t reckon Peter murdered Lucy, stating: “I don’t think Peter has got enough motive to kill his twin.

“But if they decided to go that way I’d be more than happy to play it. It would be a great challenge to take on.”

Despite worrying about whether his place in the cast is safe, Ben has thought about the type of storylines he’d like to tackle in the near future.

“I’d like him [Peter] to have some romance,” he adds. “It would be fun for him to have something like that.

“There are a lot of good-looking ladies on ‘EastEnders’ so I wouldn’t mind who.”

Earlier this year, Peter got close to Lauren Branning, who is also a possible suspect in the Lucy Beale murder case.

Last week, viewers saw Peter react dramatically when he discovered who Lucy had been fighting with shortly before her death.

While Jake looks set to stand trial for the murder, the case is far from closed and fans have been promised plenty of twists and turns in the coming months.

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