Ben (played by Max Bowden) and Callum (Tony Clay) have had their ups and downs since they became a couple on EastEnders last year but despite some tricky challenges, they’ve managed to come out the other end unscathed. When viewers of the BBC soap last saw the loved up pair, the police officer in training was supporting his boyfriend, who had been told he was completely deaf and would need an operation to aid his hearing. However, when the weeknight serial drama returns to screens next week, the two could be torn apart forever as the former undertaker pursues his new career path with the police. Could he be about to betray his partner though to bring down a huge criminal enterprise?
The drama begins when the day Ben’s cochlear implant is being switched on arrives as the residents of Walford emerge from lockdown.
Being the doting boyfriend, Callum is desperate to be by his partner’s side, despite his duties to his new role with the police.
Realising how supportive his other half has been, the wannabe gangster plans a proposal of his own, wanting to give the police officer a key to the Mitchell house.
He could live to regret his decision as at the same time, the former undertaker is going through some CCTV footage of the night Phil Mitchell’s (Steve McFadden) intercepted a warehouse siege his father was a part of.
Spotting a figure in the shadows, the youngster is horrified when he notices his lover was at the scene and ran away from the authorities.
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EastEnders spoilers: Ben Mitchell destroyed as he uncovers Callum Highway's 'betrayal' (Image: BBC)
EastEnders spoilers: Ben Mitchell waits for Callum Highway for his cochlear implant to be switched on (Image: BBC)
Callum soon finds himself in over his head as his boss tells him they are going after Danny Hardcastle