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Mitchell kids to return to Walford

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Mitchell kids to return to Walford
Phil and Grant's children are among the latest spate of new characters to join EastEnders.

First up is Ben Mitchell, Phil's long-absent nine-year-old son who left for South Africa with mum Kathy six years ago. Played by Charlie Jones, the character comes back to Walford at the beginning of March following Kathy's death. "It's brilliant - I'm going to be a Mitchell," said Jones. "I am really looking forward to getting started."

Joining him will be Courtney Mitchell, the ten-year-old daughter of Grant and Tiffany who returns to the Square with her father at the end of March. Described as "charming, intelligent yet spoilt", Courtney - played by Megan Jossa (pictured) - loves being the centre of attention and hates sharing the spotlight with anyone.

Meanwhile, Vera Drake actor Jake Wood has cast in the role of Max Branning, the father of Jim's grandson Bradley. Little is known about the character, who moves in with Dot and Jim in May. Of the role, Wood said: "I'm a great admirer of both John Bardon and June Brown and I'm looking forward to joining the Branning family." Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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