EastEnders’ Max Bowden furious as builders working in coronavirus lockdown wake him up – The Sun


EASTENDERS actor Max Bowden was left fuming after he was woken by builders working during the coronavirus lockdown.

The 25-year-old, who plays crook Ben Mitchell on the BBC soap, revealed he was having "palpitations" due to the current situation and the workmen had only made it worse.

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Questioning if it really was essential work, Max tweeted: "So we’ve just gone into lockdown, I am peacefully sleeping trying not to have palpitations in light of the current state of the country….

“AND THE BUILDERS ARE BACK ROUND THE NEIGHBOURS DRILLING. DURING LOCKDOWN!?!? ESSENTIAL!?!?!?!"

Max and the rest of the EastEnders cast are currently not filming due to the outbreak.

The number of episodes airing per week has been reduced in order to keep it on air as long as possible.


However, construction workers are still turning up to sites across the country, after mixed messages from the government earlier this week.

The PM put the country on lockdown but did not close down the nation’s building sites.

Cabinet Secretary Michael Gove added that “essential” work should continue but “common sense” to the spread of covid-19 should be practised.

He told GMB: “Yes, there’s some essential construction work that needs to continue and it should be the case that with appropriate sensitivity that should continue – people can continue to work on new sites but we need people to take common sense.

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“Anyone that should conceivably work, should.

“Major construction work should go ahead. We need to look at the nature of work that’s being done.”

But Mr Gove said work on homes when people are still inside was not “appropriate” and encouraged Brits to continue with social distancing.

Downing Street is understood to be reluctant to stop work across all sites with the construction industry being a key contributor to the country’s economy.

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