The following article contains discussion of sexual assault that some readers may find upsetting.
EastEnders spoilers follow.
EastEnders has revealed the aftermath of Ben Mitchell's devastating decision over ending his marriage to Callum.
Scenes airing next week on the BBC One soap will see Ben now feeling like he's all on his own as he pursues a police complaint against his rapist Lewis.
In spite of Ben calling off their marriage, Callum continues trying to support Ben and offers to accompany him to his second police interview.
Even though Ben assures Callum he doesn't want anyone to go to the police station with him, his husband shows up anyway to ensure Ben knows how much he cares.
This week saw Ben coming face-to-face with rapist Lewis for a moment of truth. Rather than shoot Lewis, he forced his rapist to finally admit their sexual encounter was not consensual.
Ben later decided he would report Lewis to police, only to be caught off guard when Callum showed up to find out what was really going on.
The two had a heart-to-heart where Ben finally shared everything he'd been through. Though Callum assumed the couple could now get back on track, Ben surprised him by breaking up.
"I'm sorry, it's over," Ben told Callum.
Callum has more tough scenes lined up next week as his brother Stuart continues his downward spiral ahead of leaving Walford.
EastEnders airs on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7.30pm on BBC One, with some episodes airing on BBC Two during summer sporting events. The show also streams on BBC iPlayer.
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