EastEnders' Kathy makes a big decision over Ben

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Note: The following article contains discussion of sexual misconduct that some readers may find upsetting.

EastEnders spoilers follow from Wednesday and Thursday's episodes (July 20 and 21), which are available to watch now on BBC iPlayer but haven't yet aired on TV.

EastEnders' Phil Mitchell is about to discover the truth about his son Ben's recent worrying behaviour.

This week's episodes, which are available to watch now on the BBC iPlayer, see Kathy Beale tell Phil about Ben's recent ordeal.

Kathy has spent weeks worrying about Ben, who has struggled to cope after being raped by Lewis Butler.

Later this week, Ben also starts to feel guilty over how much his friend and business partner Kheerat Panesar is supporting him at this difficult time.

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While high on drugs, Ben's conscience gets the better of him as he tells Kheerat and the rest of the Panesar family that he was responsible for Jags's death by calling off his protection in prison.

Kheerat is furious and tries to strangle Ben, only stopping when Suki steps in with the full story behind her own role in Jags's death.

Suki explains how she behaved spitefully in 2020, scheming to send Jags to prison because she disapproved of his relationship with Habiba Ahmed.

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Later, Stacey brings Ben back home following Kheerat's vengeful attack, with the troubled mechanic still under the influence of drugs.

Ben explains the recent row by telling his parents that he was responsible for Jags's death. This all proves to be one drama too many for Phil, who's fed up with his son's behaviour.

Phil vows to cut ties with Ben, telling Kathy: "I've tried. I really have tried, Kathy, but everything I do, nothing's ever good enough. [With] drinking and drugs, the only one that can save you is yourself.

"He's ruined his marriage because of some stupid little lovers' tiff and we're supposed to get out the violins."

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Defending Ben, Kathy replies: "I get it, because I have been there. He's going to hate me for this, but you're his dad.

"You and me, Phil, there shouldn't be secrets. Ben was raped."

Meanwhile, as Suki faces a backlash following her confession, her children seem united against her once again.

Kheerat makes it clear that he can never forgive Suki for what she did to Jags, leaving her devastated.

If you've been affected by the topics raised in this story, then numerous organisations can offer help and support including SurvivorsUK (0203 598 3898 or help@survivorsuk.org), Survivors Manchester (0808 800 5005 or support@survivorsmanchester.org.uk) and the Male Survivors Partnership (0808 800 5005 or hello@malesurvivor.co.uk). In an emergency, please dial 999.

EastEnders airs on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7.30pm on BBC One, with some episodes airing on BBC Two during summer sporting events. The show also streams on BBC iPlayer.

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