Things got pretty hot and heavy on Twitter last night after EastEnders' Peter Beale (Ben Hardy) took his shirt off during a scene with Lauren, played by Jacqueline Jossa.

It didn’t take long for the actor’s name to start trending on Twitter, for obvious reasons…!

Some people were so shocked, they did the unthinkable…

While others finally found the perfect reason for their soap addiction:

Peter Beale took on a whole new persona for some fans…

And people forgot all about Lucy's murder for just five minutes (in order to appreciate one of her potential murderers!)

Sadly for Ben’s fans, and new ones that he found last night, he is set to quit the soap shortly after his on-screen sister Lucy’s killer is revealed.

Ben first appeared on Albert Square back in June 2013, replacing Thomas Law who previously played Peter Beale.