Callum (played by Tony Clay) first expressed his desire to join the police force last year on EastEnders, just moments after he told wannabe gangster Ben Mitchell (Max Bowden) he loved him. Since then, the pair have been at odds over the undertaker’s career path as the latter is known for helping father Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) with his criminal enterprise. As the BBC soap returns to screens next week it seems the beloved character is enjoying being an authoritarian of the law but is there a twist in store which will reveal why he’s really working with the authorities?
Speaking to Express.co.uk and other press, actor Tony, 29, teased what’s in store for his character as the drama restarts in Walford.
The soap star said: “Callum’s been fast-tracked by the police. So he's full-blown there now, in the mix, starting his new career path.”
However, not everything will be as smooth sailing as Callum might have hoped as Tony added: “That's gonna cause its own issues down the line.
“He will always try and be doing the good - doing the right thing but the heart wants what the heart wants and when you've got Ben and his dad, he couldn’t have picked any worse really.
“You'll see a new side of him and I think that he’s growing into himself going into this new job,” he continued.
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Hinting at a U-turn for Callum, could Tony be suggesting his alter-ego will actually work against the police to maintain a relationship with Ben?
Working as a double agent, the young police officer could get intel for his boyfriend, or ensure the authorities stay off his tail.