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Ben Hardy and Jessica Plummer ‘spotted on a date’ after starring in new BBC drama together

Ex-Eastenders star Jessica Plummer and X-Men’s Ben Hardy spark romance rumours as they are ‘spotted on a date’ after starring as a couple in new BBC drama


EastEnders‘ stars Jessica Plummer and Ben Hardy have sparked romance rumours after they were reported to have been ‘spotted on a date’.

Ben, 30, and 28-year-old Jessica, who are starring as a couple in a new BBC drama The Girl Before. were apparently seen at a concert for the singer Jade Bird together earlier this week. 

Eagle-eyed fans have been quick to notice that the pair have been liking each other’s photos on Instagram for weeks, which has stoked the fire of the dating rumours. 

Dating? Eastenders’ stars Jessica Plummer and Ben Hardy are reported to have been ‘spotted on a date’ after starring as a couple in a new BBC drama The Girl Before

Insiders have revealed to The Sun the pair are said to have ‘grown close’ since appearing as a couple in the new programme.  

The insiders told the newspaper: ‘Their on-screen chemistry turned into them spending off-screen time together since June.’ 

MailOnline have contacted both Jessica’s and Ben’s representatives for comment.  

Crossing paths: Ben played Ian Beale's son Peter in the soap (pictured with Jacqueline Jossa)

Crossing paths: Ben played Ian Beale’s son Peter in the soap (pictured with Jacqueline Jossa) 

Holding on for a hero: Ben plays the role of  Angel in X-Men: Apocalypse (pictured)

Holding on for a hero: Ben plays the role of  Angel in X-Men: Apocalypse (pictured)

Ben – who played Ian Beale’s son Peter in the soap – has starred in Hollywood films such as Bohemian Rhapsody and X-Men: Apocalypse since his departure from the show. 

Jessica played Chantelle Atkins, who came to a tragic end when she was killed by her murderous boyfriend. 

The two of them never starred in the soap at the same time, with Ben leaving in 2015 and Jessica only starring in it for a year before being killed off in 2020, and their paths have only just crossed. 

Together? Eagle-eyed fans have been quick to notice that the pair have been liking each other's photos on Instagram for weeks, which has stoked the fire of the dating rumours

Together? Eagle-eyed fans have been quick to notice that the pair have been liking each other’s photos on Instagram for weeks, which has stoked the fire of the dating rumours

Jessica came 7th in 2020’s I’m A Celebrity, and shares a six year old daughter, Noa, with her former boyfriend. 

Ben was with his girlfriend Olivia Cooke earlier this year before calling it quits, with an insider citing to The Sun their intensity faded away. 

The insider continued to state Ben and his ex were at pivotal points of their acting career and the relationship ceased to work. 

Off-screen romance? The insider revealed: 'on-screen chemistry turned into them spending off-screen time together since June'

Off-screen romance? The insider revealed: ‘on-screen chemistry turned into them spending off-screen time together since June’ 

The series will see Jessica take on the role of Emma who becomes enamoured with a minimalist house before finding out a woman has been killed in the house before.  

Ben will star as the husband of Jessica’s character in the 4-part series. 

Filming continues to be underway in Bristol for the HBO Max and BBC series, and is set to be released later in 2021. 

Crossed paths at last: The two of them never starred in the soap at the same time, with Ben leaving in 2015 and Jessica only starring in it for a year before being killed off in 2020

Crossed paths at last: The two of them never starred in the soap at the same time, with Ben leaving in 2015 and Jessica only starring in it for a year before being killed off in 2020

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