EastEnders' Ben Mitchell 'has done so much for me', says superfan Shaun Smith

EastEnders' Ben Mitchell 'has done so much for me', says superfan Shaun Smith

Shaun Smith has created a shine to EastEnder's Ben Mitchell (Credit: @Soap_loverxx)

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

We've all become hooked on a TV show or one of its characters at some point in our lives - but one particular fan has gone the extra mile to show his devotion to his favourite soap character.

Superfan Shaun Smith, who lives in Basildon, has spent a whopping £5000 to transform his house into a tribute to Ben Mitchell from EastEnders

He even owns a onesie with the character's face on it. 

"A lot of people rebelled against him being homosexual," Shaun told Paul Ross. "I can relate to that. 

"When I first saw Harry Reid [the actor who portrays him] in the show in 2015, I started following the storyline and it made me the person I am now. 

"The way he is as a gay person, he's come out and doesn't care who judges him, it's helped me and I've been inspired by him. 

"He's done so much for me and I'm so grateful."