EastEnders: what bombshell does Abi drop on Ben?

Will the surprise halt Ben's plans to end his relationship?

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Conflicted Ben Mitchell (Harry Reid) will finally decide to dump girlfriend Abi Branning (Lorna Fitzgerald), only for her to hit him with a shock of her own.

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Viewers have already seen Ben practising his break-up speech with best buddy Jay and, by next week he’ll be readying himself to do it for real. But when Abi arrives home with an injury from her skiing trip, Ben’s plans are temporarily scuppered.

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However, by Friday, Ben is once again steeling himself to end his relationship and prepares a meal for Abi in order to let her down gently.

But little does he realise that Abi has found a present that Ben has hidden and assumes it must be for her. But when she opens it, Abi soon realises that the gift must be for Paul!

In a daze, a devastated Abi ends up at the Vic, where she’s soon confiding in Aunt Babe. And it’s after this little conflab that Abi drops her bombshell on Ben. Just what will Ben do in the wake of this bolt from the blue?

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