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EastEnders heartbreak as Walford favourite abandons family to start new life?

EASTENDERS’ Ben Mitchell has been a main character on the soap for years, but if he decides to leave Walford and start over, viewers may be witnessing the end of an era.

After he and his husband Callum Highway (Tony Clay) were attacked by a gang of thugs, fans of the BBC soap have seen Ben Mitchell (played by Max Bowden) adopt a dark mindset. Ben has requested that he and Callum stop showing affection in public and have kept his partner at arm’s length, triggering traumatic memories of losing his former partner, Paul Coker (Jonny Labey). On Tuesday’s episode, Callum went to great lengths to resurrect the old Ben, but he refused to participate in his husband’s scheme. Will he quietly leave the Square to start all over again somewhere else?

Ben decided the couple needed to change their ways soon after the recent attack to avoid being in danger.

Pam Coker (Lin Blakley) came to see Ben and encouraged him to keep his sexuality hidden because she wished her grandson Paul had done so.

“It took me 28 years to come out of the closet, and I’m not going to have you push him back in,” Callum responded. “So you go in there and tell him you’re sorry, and you didn’t mean what you said, and you got it wrong.”

“I encouraged him [Paul] to be out and proud, then I lost him,” Pam argued.

Do you think you’d be so certain about everything if you lost Ben? Is it really that important whether you’re in or out of the closet?”

Ben’s words have stuck in his head, and he is still pushing Callum away weeks later.

Callum gave Ben an ultimatum on Tuesday: either move past his current mindset or get a divorce.

Callum was trying to shake Ben out of his feelings and get him to focus on their marriage in his head, but it appears that his plan backfired.

Ben fumed about how he now sees the world as he overheard Bobby Beale (Clay Milner Russell) talking about forgiving Dana Monroe (Barbara Smith) and her family for the recent far-right attack.

“The reality is, Bobby,” he said, “nobody cares about you, nobody cares about me, nobody cares about anyone.”

He went on: “Because the world is full of selfish, angry, close-minded people with hatred in their hearts.

“Some people are just better at hiding it.”

Confronting Ben later, Callum asked him: “What about our marriage?”

He continued: “I’m arranging a party at The Albert, taking back the streets.

“Neither you nor I should have to live in fear; I want you to be there with all of our family and friends.”

“A party at a gay bar? Have you not listened to anything I’ve been saying?” Ben asked.

“I’ve heard every word, but you’re wrong,” Callum replied.

“Says the liberal copper with a rainbow badge,” Ben remarked, before insisting he would not allow Callum to be murdered like Paul was.

Callum stated: “Then let’s get a divorce so that when I am set upon or being gay, you don’t have to watch – is that what you want?”

He pleaded with Ben to come to the party with him, but as the festivities began, Ben hid at work.

As Callum searched the crowds for his husband, Ben sat alone, seemingly contemplative.

Could he decide that his trauma, as well as the knowledge that he is harming Callum, are too much for him to bear?

If that’s the case, he may decide to leave Walford for good, especially now that divorce appears to be on the cards.

Ben Mitchell (Steve McFadden) may believe he has nothing to lose by going to jail because he can no longer be with his husband because of fear.

Ben might see the party as the ideal opportunity to quietly pack his belongings and leave, with a hopeful Callum waiting for him.

Will someone notice and intervene before he completely abandons his life?

If Ben flees Walford without saying anything, Callum will be heartbroken, but the latter may believe he is protecting Callum by doing so.

Could the EastEnders favourite be on his way out for good?

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EASTENDERS’ Ben Mitchell has been a main character on the soap for years, but if he decides to leave Walford and start over, viewers may be witnessing the end of an era.

After he and his husband Callum Highway (Tony Clay) were attacked by a gang of thugs, fans of the BBC soap have seen Ben Mitchell (played by Max Bowden) adopt a dark mindset. Ben has requested that he and Callum stop showing affection in public and have kept his partner at arm’s length, triggering traumatic memories of losing his former partner, Paul Coker (Jonny Labey). On Tuesday’s episode, Callum went to great lengths to resurrect the old Ben, but he refused to participate in his husband’s scheme. Will he quietly leave the Square to start all over again somewhere else?

Ben decided the couple needed to change their ways soon after the recent attack to avoid being in danger.

Pam Coker (Lin Blakley) came to see Ben and encouraged him to keep his sexuality hidden because she wished her grandson Paul had done so.

“It took me 28 years to come out of the closet, and I’m not going to have you push him back in,” Callum responded. “So you go in there and tell him you’re sorry, and you didn’t mean what you said, and you got it wrong.”

“I encouraged him [Paul] to be out and proud, then I lost him,” Pam argued.

Do you think you’d be so certain about everything if you lost Ben? Is it really that important whether you’re in or out of the closet?”

Ben’s words have stuck in his head, and he is still pushing Callum away weeks later.

Callum gave Ben an ultimatum on Tuesday: either move past his current mindset or get a divorce.

Callum was trying to shake Ben out of his feelings and get him to focus on their marriage in his head, but it appears that his plan backfired.

Ben fumed about how he now sees the world as he overheard Bobby Beale (Clay Milner Russell) talking about forgiving Dana Monroe (Barbara Smith) and her family for the recent far-right attack.

“The reality is, Bobby,” he said, “nobody cares about you, nobody cares about me, nobody cares about anyone.”

He went on: “Because the world is full of selfish, angry, close-minded people with hatred in their hearts.

“Some people are just better at hiding it.”

Confronting Ben later, Callum asked him: “What about our marriage?”

He continued: “I’m arranging a party at The Albert, taking back the streets.

“Neither you nor I should have to live in fear; I want you to be there with all of our family and friends.”

“A party at a gay bar? Have you not listened to anything I’ve been saying?” Ben asked.

“I’ve heard every word, but you’re wrong,” Callum replied.

“Says the liberal copper with a rainbow badge,” Ben remarked, before insisting he would not allow Callum to be murdered like Paul was.

Callum stated: “Then let’s get a divorce so that when I am set upon or being gay, you don’t have to watch – is that what you want?”

He pleaded with Ben to come to the party with him, but as the festivities began, Ben hid at work.

As Callum searched the crowds for his husband, Ben sat alone, seemingly contemplative.

Could he decide that his trauma, as well as the knowledge that he is harming Callum, are too much for him to bear?

If that’s the case, he may decide to leave Walford for good, especially now that divorce appears to be on the cards.

Ben Mitchell (Steve McFadden) may believe he has nothing to lose by going to jail because he can no longer be with his husband because of fear.

Ben might see the party as the ideal opportunity to quietly pack his belongings and leave, with a hopeful Callum waiting for him.

Will someone notice and intervene before he completely abandons his life?

If Ben flees Walford without saying anything, Callum will be heartbroken, but the latter may believe he is protecting Callum by doing so.

Could the EastEnders favourite be on his way out for good?

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EASTENDERS’ Ben Mitchell has been a main character on the soap for years, but if he decides to leave Walford and start over, viewers may be witnessing the end of an era.

After he and his husband Callum Highway (Tony Clay) were attacked by a gang of thugs, fans of the BBC soap have seen Ben Mitchell (played by Max Bowden) adopt a dark mindset. Ben has requested that he and Callum stop showing affection in public and have kept his partner at arm’s length, triggering traumatic memories of losing his former partner, Paul Coker (Jonny Labey). On Tuesday’s episode, Callum went to great lengths to resurrect the old Ben, but he refused to participate in his husband’s scheme. Will he quietly leave the Square to start all over again somewhere else?

Ben decided the couple needed to change their ways soon after the recent attack to avoid being in danger.

Pam Coker (Lin Blakley) came to see Ben and encouraged him to keep his sexuality hidden because she wished her grandson Paul had done so.

“It took me 28 years to come out of the closet, and I’m not going to have you push him back in,” Callum responded. “So you go in there and tell him you’re sorry, and you didn’t mean what you said, and you got it wrong.”

“I encouraged him [Paul] to be out and proud, then I lost him,” Pam argued.

Do you think you’d be so certain about everything if you lost Ben? Is it really that important whether you’re in or out of the closet?”

Ben’s words have stuck in his head, and he is still pushing Callum away weeks later.

Callum gave Ben an ultimatum on Tuesday: either move past his current mindset or get a divorce.

Callum was trying to shake Ben out of his feelings and get him to focus on their marriage in his head, but it appears that his plan backfired.

Ben fumed about how he now sees the world as he overheard Bobby Beale (Clay Milner Russell) talking about forgiving Dana Monroe (Barbara Smith) and her family for the recent far-right attack.

“The reality is, Bobby,” he said, “nobody cares about you, nobody cares about me, nobody cares about anyone.”

He went on: “Because the world is full of selfish, angry, close-minded people with hatred in their hearts.

“Some people are just better at hiding it.”

Confronting Ben later, Callum asked him: “What about our marriage?”

He continued: “I’m arranging a party at The Albert, taking back the streets.

“Neither you nor I should have to live in fear; I want you to be there with all of our family and friends.”

“A party at a gay bar? Have you not listened to anything I’ve been saying?” Ben asked.

“I’ve heard every word, but you’re wrong,” Callum replied.

“Says the liberal copper with a rainbow badge,” Ben remarked, before insisting he would not allow Callum to be murdered like Paul was.

Callum stated: “Then let’s get a divorce so that when I am set upon or being gay, you don’t have to watch – is that what you want?”

He pleaded with Ben to come to the party with him, but as the festivities began, Ben hid at work.

As Callum searched the crowds for his husband, Ben sat alone, seemingly contemplative.

Could he decide that his trauma, as well as the knowledge that he is harming Callum, are too much for him to bear?

If that’s the case, he may decide to leave Walford for good, especially now that divorce appears to be on the cards.

Ben Mitchell (Steve McFadden) may believe he has nothing to lose by going to jail because he can no longer be with his husband because of fear.

Ben might see the party as the ideal opportunity to quietly pack his belongings and leave, with a hopeful Callum waiting for him.

Will someone notice and intervene before he completely abandons his life?

If Ben flees Walford without saying anything, Callum will be heartbroken, but the latter may believe he is protecting Callum by doing so.

Could the EastEnders favourite be on his way out for good?

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