Ben Mitchell (Max Bowden) has been through a lot over the past couple of months in EastEnders, but there’s seemingly more heartache ahead for the young man in tonight’s episode, as he learns that his hearing operation can no longer go ahead.
Ben upset boyfriend Callum (Tony Clay) during the latest episode when he attempted to get some police intel out of him — which resulted in an altercation ensuing on the day in which he’s set to have his hearing operation.
In spite of such a betrayal, Callum returns to support his boyfriend. However, there’s more upset ahead, as it soon becomes apparent that Ben isn’t very well.
Kathy (Gillian Taylforth) shows up, and she does her best to support the young man.
Later, both she and Callum are distracted when they see Frankie arguing with the doctor — something which results in Ben becoming more concerned about his future.
However, as the operation nears, the doctor reveals that he cannot go ahead with the procedure while Ben is unwell — a revelation which leaves the young man gutted.
It was recently revealed that there will be a groundbreaking instalment of the BBC One soap told from Ben’s point-of-view, as the character heads off on a dangerous job.
On the special episode, Jon Sen (Executive Producer) said: ‘The story of Ben’s struggle with his deafness has given us a gripping insight into his character. This special point of view episode is a ground-breaking episode unlike any other attempted in the history of EastEnders.’
‘Helmed by a compelling performance by Max Bowden, it allows the audience the opportunity to experience the world through Ben’s eyes and ears – a story communicated purely by his dialogue and the snatched words of those around him. I am so proud of what the team have achieved and cannot wait for the fans to see it.’
EastEnders continues Monday 18 May at 8pm on BBC One.
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