EastEnders spoilers: Ben Mitchell kisses Abi Branning – first look pictures

Spoiler warning - a fight with Lee Carter ends with Ben getting some romantic healing from Abi

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Ben Mitchell (Harry Reid) looks set to start dating Abi Branning (Lorna Fitzgerald) as he pretends not to be gay, while all the while fancying Johnny Carter (Sam Strike).

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Scenes to be shown on Tuesday 18 November will see Lee (Danny-Boy Hatchard) grow annoyed when Ben turns up at his 22nd birthday celebrations. After Ben calls Johnny names, Lee explodes and aggressively attacks Ben. Abi takes a bruised Ben back to her house and the pair share a passionate kiss. But is Ben’s heart really in the relationship?

Speaking recently about the upcoming plotline, actor Harry Reid said: “Ben is a confused young man. It’s important for Ben that he doesn’t fall out with Phil again. He wants to prove he’s a Mitchell and that means appearing to be straight. He wants to prove he’s a Mitchell and that means appearing to be straight, as Phil is very much the opposite of a gay man.”

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