EASTENDERS viewers all have the same question about Ben Mitchell after he suddenly decided to hide being gay.
The mechanic – who is played by actor Max Bowden in the BBC soap – admitted he was struggling to cope after the homophobic attack earlier this month.
He broke down to Pam about the homophobia he’s faced and she admitted she wishes she had stopped Paul’s murder by stopping him from coming out.
It led to Ben making a devastating decision – to go back into the closet and hide his marriage to Callum.
“No more prancing around with rainbow badges, no more kissing in public, no more holding hands,” he said.
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