EastEnders: Mel to stop Ben’s exit?

BBC1 soap to screen actor Harry Reid's final scenes tonight?

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 13/01/2018 - Programme Name: EastEnders -January-April 2018 - TX: 12/01/2018 - Episode: EastEnders - January-April 2018 - 5637 (No. 5637) - Picture Shows: Ben is queuing for the ferry. Ben Mitchell (HARRY REID) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron

Ben Mitchell will press ahead with his scheme to leave the country in tonight’s EastEnders, unaware that Mel Owen is tracking his every move. But will she stymie his plan?

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As fans of the BBC1 soap know, Ben has taken the cash from the New Year’s Day heist and is currently speeding away from the Square in a taxi. But a canny Mel has put two and two together and realised that Phil’s son is in possession of the loot.

EastEnders - January-April 2018 - 5637

These new images show Ben anxiously waiting to leave as Mel watches on – but will she intervene and prevent him from going?

Actor Harry Reid has already been announced as being headed for the exit door, but what kind of departure will Ben end up getting? Find out when EastEnders returns tonight at 8.00pm.

You can watch a 60-second rundown of next week’s drama on EastEnders below

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