EastEnders revisits Ben Mitchell's story as he talks to Callum

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The following article contains discussion of themes including rape and sexual assault that some readers may find upsetting.

EastEnders spoilers also follow.

EastEnders continues Ben Mitchell's sexual assault storyline in upcoming scenes, as he finally reaches out to Callum Highway.

In previous episodes, Ben was raped by Lewis Butler. Ben kept the truth from fiancé Callum, who has since called off their wedding, incorrectly thinking that the encounter had been consensual.

Photo credit: BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron
Photo credit: BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron

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In upcoming scenes, Kathy Beale, who knows what truly happened to her son Ben, encourages him to open up to Callum after she sees a hint that the pair seem to be on their way to reconciling.

After bumping into Kheerat Panesar, who also offers some advice, Ben decides to ask Callum to meet him.

Despite Stuart advising his brother to not give Ben another chance, Callum decides to meet with him.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

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As Ben starts to talk about his ordeal, an incident will occur at The Vic, leaving a furious Callum to snap at his ex and storm off.

Back home, Kathy finds a devastated Ben struggling to deal with the outcome of his meeting with Callum. But what has happened?

These scenes air next week.

EastEnders airs on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7.30pm on BBC One and streams on BBC iPlayer.

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If you've been affected by the topics raised in this story, then numerous organisations can offer help and support including SurvivorsUK (0203 598 3898 or help@survivorsuk.org), Survivors Manchester (0808 800 5005 or support@survivorsmanchester.org.uk) and the Male Survivors Partnership (0808 800 5005 or hello@malesurvivor.co.uk). In an emergency, please dial 999.

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