Max Bowden shows off surprising talent worlds away from EastEnders’ Ben Mitchell

Former EastEnders star Max Bowden left fans stunned with his impressive secret talent after he posted a video of him singing to promote a charity event.

The 29-year-old actor, who played Ben Mithcell on the soap, shared a throwback video of him singing a rendition of I Would That The Wars They Were Over.

Max captioned the video: ‘Looking forward to playing the SEED charity gala on November 22nd with my good friend @gemma.oaten.

‘SEED is an independent eating disorder charity very close to my heart; so I’m honoured to have been asked to sing a number or two this year; especially with the year of storyline Ben has just undergone.’

 

Fans commented in awe of Max’s surprise talent, with @propersoppy replying: ‘We don’t hear your lovely voice often enough🥹also, great arrangement.’

@rachaelsimpson73 added: ‘Amazing voice @bowden5 , looking forward to seeing Birdsong at Malvern Theatre in November.’Max Bowden, who played EastEnders character Ben Mitchell

Max Bowden, who played EastEnders character Ben Mitchell
Ben Mitchell in EastEnders
In March, fans saw Ben Mitchell arrested for committing fraud in America, while trying to find treatment options for Lola Pearce.

Max confirmed that his time on EastEnders has come to an end, with an emotional Instagram post.

Alongside a promo picture of Ben outside the Arches, Max thanked fans for embracing his version of Ben, having been the sixth actor to take on the role.

‘Well guys It’s that time!’ He penned.

‘It’s been one hell of a ride! Thanks for taking Ben to your hearts and allowing my version into your lives. I had an amazing five years at EastEnders and learnt a hell of a lot about myself and the craft I love so dearly; it got me through some very hard personal times and I will be forever grateful!

‘I really will never be able to thank everybody for the support enough, because the fans of the show are so passionate, caring, and invested and it enables us as actors to want to keep going and always be better; so I really do from the bottom of my heart appreciate every single person who has sent any sort of positivity my way over the last five years – I love you all.’

His post was flooded with support from his co-stars and fans, with Lauren Branning actress Jacqueline Jossa writing: ‘Congratulations on a fantastic 5 years!’

Rob Kazinsky, who played Sean Slater, said that Max did ‘a hell of a job’ with the role, adding a ‘Well done mate’, while Mel Owen star Tamzin Outhwaite left some applause and love heart emojis.

Max first took on the role of Ben in 2019, and has some dramatic storylines during that time, including his marriage to Callum Highway (Tony Clay), his devastating rape ordeal and his recent struggle with bulimia.

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