EastEnders bosses 'searching for 5th Bobby Beale actor'
3 April 2019 - 1:00 PM

EastEnders bosses 'searching for 5th Bobby Beale actor'

Share article:

"EastEnders" bosses look set to recast Bobby Beale.

The murderous teen - who has already bumped off his half-sister Lucy Beale (Hetti Bywater) in one of the soap's biggest whodunits of all time - is soon to return to Albert Square when he is released from a young offender institution, but producers are said to be searching for a fifth actor to play the character, who was recently portrayed by Eliot Carrington.

A TV insider told The Sun newspaper's Bizarre TV column: "The production team have always been keen to develop his character and want to find the right actor to take him into adulthood."

Eliot played bitter Bobby, who also battered step-mum Jane Beale (Laurie Brett) over the head with a hockey stick, leaving her critically injured, from 2014 to 2017 after taking over from Rory Stroud.

Rory took the reins from Alex Francis, who played the part from 2007 to 2012, after Kevin Curran portrayed Bobby from 2003 to 2007.

Clay Milner Russell joins EastEnders as new Bobby Beale

Clay Milner Russell joins EastEnders as new Bobby Beale

4 June 2019 - 10:00 AM

Clay Milner Russell joins EastEnders as new Bobby Beale

Bobby has been mentioned several times on screen in recent weeks with his dad Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) panicking about his son being released from a detention centre, where he is serving a three-year sentence.

The epic "Who Killed Lucy Beale?" storyline ran from April 2014 to February 2015, with bookmakers taking bets on the possible culprit.

Jake Wood's daughter 'so proud' after London Marathon

Jake Wood's daughter 'so proud' after London Marathon

1 May 2019 - 5:00 PM

Jake Wood's daughter 'so proud' after London Marathon

The 11-year-old character was an 100/1 outsider when the market first opened, but Bobby ended up as the favourite just days before he chillingly confessed to Jane that he committed the crime.

Lucy's killer was unveiled in a special live week of episodes, with Bobby coldly confessing: "Whatever she says, she started it. She made everyone unhappy."

Bobby's life didn't get off to a great start as there were doubts Ian was his dad, with rumours rife that Garry Hobbs (Ricky Groves) had fathered him with Laura Beale (Hannah Waterman).

But they were later quashed when a blood test proved Ian was in fact the lad's father.

Reece Dinsdale's dad dies
19 June 2019

Reece Dinsdale's dad dies

Reece Dinsdale's dad dies
Charlotte Crosby only ventured into reality TV to get over 'heartbreak'
19 June 2019

Charlotte Crosby only ventured into reality TV to get over 'heartbreak'

Charlotte Crosby only ventured into reality TV to get over 'heartbreak'
Love Island's Joe Garratt 'in safehouse to prepare him for backlash'
19 June 2019

Love Island's Joe Garratt 'in safehouse to prepare him for backlash'

Love Island's Joe Garratt 'in safehouse to prepare him for backlash'
Joe Garratt and Elma Pazar dumped from Love Island villa
18 June 2019

Joe Garratt and Elma Pazar dumped from Love Island villa

Joe Garratt and Elma Pazar dumped from Love Island villa
Suzette Llewellyn joins EastEnders
18 June 2019

Suzette Llewellyn joins EastEnders

Suzette Llewellyn joins EastEnders
Amber Gill's mother called ITV after star received 'death threats'
18 June 2019

Amber Gill's mother called ITV after star received 'death threats'

Amber Gill's mother called ITV after star received 'death threats'
Lucie Donlan's mum insists she should stay on Love Island
18 June 2019

Lucie Donlan's mum insists she should stay on Love Island

Lucie Donlan's mum insists she should stay on Love Island
Maura Higgins and Elma Pazar argue over Tom Walker
18 June 2019

Maura Higgins and Elma Pazar argue over Tom Walker

Maura Higgins and Elma Pazar argue over Tom Walker
Emily Atack won't feel 'fully complete' until she has kids
18 June 2019

Emily Atack won't feel 'fully complete' until she has kids

Emily Atack won't feel 'fully complete' until she has kids
Olivia Attwood insists people don't go on Love Island to find 'The One'
18 June 2019

Olivia Attwood insists people don't go on Love Island to find 'The One'

Olivia Attwood insists people don't go on Love Island to find 'The One'
Jamie Murray's wife won't let him compete on Strictly Come Dancing
18 June 2019

Jamie Murray's wife won't let him compete on Strictly Come Dancing

Jamie Murray's wife won't let him compete on Strictly Come Dancing
ITV plan Winter Love Island
18 June 2019

ITV plan Winter Love Island

ITV plan Winter Love Island