EastEnders spoilers: Ben gets drunk with rapist Lewis
In scenes due on our screens next week, however, Ben’s vigilante actions are finally exposed to Callum and his mother Kathy Beale (Gillian Taylforth) by Jay Brown (Jamie Borthwick) after he mistakenly lashes out at another victim.
Once the truth has unravelled, Ben has to face Kathy and Callum’s wrath as he defends his actions and shows no remorse.
Kathy then tries to show Callum support, but the police officer is at a loos when realising the extent of his husband’s actions.
Later on, Ben finds solace thanks to Lewis Butler (Cork actor Aidan O’Callaghan) and the pair get drunk together at Ruby’s.
During the evening out on the town, and in a drunken state, Ben comes clean to Lewis about the attacks – but how will the Prince Albert manager react?
As soap bosses have already confirmed, Ben will be taken advantage of by the Irish newcomer.
For this upcoming storyline, EastEnders is working with charities in the likes of Survivors UK, Survivors Manchester and the Male Survivors Partnership to make sure the issue of male rape is covered sensitively.