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).
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.”