EastEnders' Callum Highway discovers Ben's terrifying secret

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EastEnders spoilers follow.

Callum Highway has discovered Ben Mitchell's terrifying secret in EastEnders.

Ben has been on a quest of vengeance against homophobes in Walford, but his latest attack was on an unintended victim — his own nephew Peter Beale!

Everything started to come crashing down for Ben in Wednesday's (May 11) episode because, although Peter was sent home from the hospital to recover, detective Jack Branning had suspicions about Ben's possible involvement.

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Jay Brown knows everything that has been going on with Ben, so he was horrified when his best mate admitted he'd accidentally attacked Peter instead of the homophobe who laughed at Callum's poster being defaced. Ben refused to back down from his quest, leaving Jay more uncomfortable than ever.

Later, Ben tried to cover everything up when husband Callum revealed they could move into Sharon Watts' old flat.

As the couple went to share the good news with Kathy Beale, they were horrified to find Jay was there to tell Kathy the truth about Ben attacking Peter.

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Photo credit: BBC

"I need you to explain yourself," a tearful Kathy demanded. "Just tell me why, why you've been attacking all these people and why you attacked my grandson?"

Earlier this week, Callum actor Tony Clay offered hints about how his character will react now that he knows the truth about Ben's violent vendetta.

"He had absolutely no idea that Ben has been doing this," he revealed. "It's just a complete shock and anger, he's very disappointed and angry with him. He just thinks, how could he do that?"

All of this is leading up to a powerful storyline exploring male rape that will see Ben Mitchell assaulted by his new barman friend Lewis. EastEnders bosses have worked with Survivors Manchester and the Male Survivors Partnership on the plot.

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Photo credit: BBC

EastEnders airs on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7.30pm on BBC One and streams on BBC iPlayer.

Read more EastEnders spoilers on our dedicated homepage

If you've been affected by the issues raised in this story, you can access more information from Rape Crisis England and Wales, who work towards the elimination of all forms of sexual violence and sexual misconduct, on their website or by calling the National Rape Crisis Helpline on 0808 802 9999. Rape Crisis Scotland’s helpline number is 08088 01 03 02.

Readers in the US are encouraged to contact RAINN, or the National Sexual Assault Hotline on 800-656-4673.

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