In Good Friday’s (18 April) episode of the soap, viewers saw Lucy (Hetti Bywater) head off alone. Her lifeless body was found on Walford Common in the following week’s episodes.
The police initially believed that Lucy had been the victim of a random mugging before it transpired that she is likely to have known her attacker.
Hardy appeared on ITV’s Lorraine this morning to discuss the powerful storyline that is set to rumble on until the soap’s 30th anniversary next February.
“I genuinely don’t know [who the killer is], no one knows. I can’t imagine it [is Peter]. I see with some of the bookies he is favourite but I can’t believe that there’s enough motive for Peter to kill his twin sister. That’s mad.” – Ben Hardy
The actor added that he would be “disappointed” in Peter if he was unmasked as the killer.
Speaking about his time in EastEnders so far, Hardy revealed: “It’s been really good fun – this storyline particularly as well. I did a lot of selling fruit and veg for the first six months. Now it’s really good to be involved in a big storyline.”
On how he is coping with the overnight fame associated with the show and his new-found heartthrob status, “It’s been alright. It’s flattering – people come up to you and ask for photos and things like that, but I do quite like to be anonymous, so sometimes it’s a bit difficult but it’s just part and parcel of the job. I don’t really think of myself as a heartthrob; I find it weird, maybe they like Peter because he’s a nice lad.”
EastEnders continues tomorrow at 7.30pm on BBC One.