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EastEnders fans praise hard-hitting Ben Mitchell special

Things did not end well for Ben last night.

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Published: Tuesday, 2nd June 2020 at 12:01 pm

Fans of EastEnders were treated to a special episode last night, told from the perspective of a hearing-impaired Ben Mitchell (Max Bowden) - and it did not end well for him.


For the past few weeks, Ben and his father, Phil (Steve McFadden) have been hard at work planning a job with the villainous Danny Hardcastle so they can get some cash which Phil needs to buy The Vic.

But with Ben’s hearing deteriorating, Phil told him to stay home. The rebellious son did not listen and instead followed them there, only to find out that Danny was planning to set Phil up to take the fall for the crime.

Whilst Phil and Ben were able to escape, Ben had a gunshot go off next to his ear which took away the final bit of hearing he had left following his issues after the boat tragedy.

The dramatic episode has been praised by viewers with many taking to social media to voice their approval.

We loved the episode here at, and in our review of the special we felt it was a shining moment for the character of Ben, even if there were a lot of gangsters.


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