The following article contains discussions of topics such as sexual assault that some readers may find upsetting.
EastEnders spoilers follow.
EastEnders‘ Callum Highway will believe her husband Ben Mitchell cheated on her in next week’s heartbreaking scenes.
Ben’s new story will take center stage next week as Lewis rapes him at the Albert.
Looking ahead, Ben will contact Lewis on a dating app, following another huge run-in with Callum.
A drunk Ben flirts with Lewis and then goes upstairs with him when the bar closes, and one thing begins to lead to another.
When Ben receives a selfie from Callum and Lexi, he has second thoughts and tries to leave. However, Lewis refuses to let him go and rapes him.
The next day, Ben is faced with tough questions from Callum about where he’s been all night.
Callum’s suspicions increase when they encounter Lewis, who lies about the two of them being in town all night.
With Ben still reeling from what happened, he tries to confront Lewis about his actions but is horrified when Lewis tells him he instigated it.
Alone, Ben looks at his messages to Lewis, but is spotted by Jay – who is unimpressed to see what Ben has been up to.
As Callum also tries to collect his thoughts, he is disturbed following a conversation with Sam, who reveals that she saw Ben coming out of the Albert.
In their apartment, Callum asks Ben outright if he slept with Lewis. While Ben is still processing everything that happened, he doesn’t deny it and a devastated Callum walks out.
Kathy is later stunned to learn from Stuart that Ben apparently cheated on Callum, and when she sees Jay’s reaction to the news, she believes it to be true.
Furious, Jay confronts Ben about what happened. Ben goes to talk to Lewis but is interrupted by a furious Kathy, who also shares strong words with him.
Later, Callum confronts Lewis, who reveals that Ben initiated things with him on a dating app.
At rock bottom, Ben doesn’t deny it but tells Callum how much he loves him. Will Callum believe him?
EastEnders airs these scenes next week on BBC One.
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