Ben’s attempt at speaking with Lewis is interrupted by Kathy (Picture: BBC)
The aftermath of Ben Mitchell’s (Max Bowden) rape continues in EastEnders tonight and as he’s unable to tell anyone what happened, his friends and family start to believe he cheated on Callum Highway (Tony Clay) with Lewis Butler (Aidan O’Callaghan).
Last night, suspicious about where his husband was, Callum’s heart broke as Sam (Kim Medcalf) revealed she saw Ben leaving The Albert that morning.
At the flat, Callum bluntly asked Ben if he slept with Lewis.
Completely consumed with negative emotion and unable to process his attack, Ben didn’t deny it, which led to Callum walking out.
Tonight, Stuart (Ricky Champ) tells Kathy (Gillian Taylforth) that Ben apparently cheated on Callum.
Initially, Kathy is unsure whether Stuart’s accusation is true, but when she sees Jay’s (Jamie Borthwick) reaction, she believes Ben cheated.
Lewis made Ben think he won’t be believed in the aftermath of sexual assault (Picture: BBC)
As Ben approaches Lewis wanting to talk, he’s confronted by Kathy who shares some strong words.
Later on, seeking answers himself, Callum confronts Lewis – who reveals Ben initiated things with him on a dating app.
With Ben’s head in a spin, he tells Callum how much he loves him – but how will he react?
Will Callum believe Ben, or Lewis?
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