EastEnders: Ben and Paul declare their love – but how will Phil react?

The pair reveal their relationship - but will Ben's dad be supportive?


A week is a long time in Albert Square! Last Monday, we saw Ben Mitchell stripping girlfriend Abi Mitchell half naked and shaming her in front of the revellers at the Queen Vic. Now he’s back in the Walford boozer, openly declaring his love for Paul Coker!


As EastEnders viewers know, Ben has finally decided to stop living a lie after calling time on his relationship with Abi, which descended into acrimony after she admitted to faking a pregnancy. After telling Paul that he was the man he wanted to be with, Ben decided to commit to his on-off lover and will be seen next publically kissing him.


Scenes to be shown on Monday 25 April sees a darts match in full swing at the Vic and when Ben notices that Phil is in a better mood, he decides that now would be a good time to come out to the pub’s regulars. But with Phil not exactly the most tolerant of dads, will Ben get the reaction from his father that he’s hoping for?

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