03/02/2015 09:07 GMT | Updated 03/02/2015 09:59 GMT

'EastEnders' Fans Get 'Peter Beale' Trending On Twitter, After Ben Hardy Gets Shirtless And Shows Off His Abs (PICS)

EastEnders’ fans on Twitter finally had something to discuss besides who killed Lucy Beale on Monday night, after Peter Beale’s abs sent viewers into overdrive.

After Peter, played by Ben Hardy, whipped his kit off in an attempt to charm Jacqueline Jossa’s character, Lauren Branning, it took just minutes for ‘Peter Beale’ to start trending on Twitter, with the majority of users swooning over his ripped body.


One word: wow

Unfortunately for the legions of fan Ben has bagged himself after stripping off on screen, they shouldn’t get too used to the sight of his chiselled body, because he announced recently that he would be quitting ‘EastEnders’ later this year.

While it’s not yet known exactly how he will be leaving the soap, it’s been widely speculated that it could have something to do with - you guessed it! - the Lucy Beale storyline his character is currently embroiled in.

Since last year, Albert Square residents - not to mention ‘EastEnders’ viewers, of course - have been trying to get to the bottom of who was behind the murder of Peter’s sister, Lucy.

Following a mammoth eight-month investigation, that has seen a number of leading ‘EastEnders’ characters in the frame for her killing, viewers can finally look forward to finding out who the culprit is next week.

The murderer will finally be revealed during Thursday night’s live episode, which comes as part of a week-long celebration in honour of the soap’s 30th anniversary.

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