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Ben makes an admission to Abi

Ben is trying to come to terms with Abi’s recent revelation that she is pregnant; deciding that it would be best if she had an abortion- an idea that went over like a lead balloon.

Ben is determined to be the better man than Phil… But things are never that easy in Walford and as we know, the truth always comes out one way or another.

Aunt Babe persuades Abi to ‘get pregnant’, however, Ben has a fresh bombshell that’ll ruin her plans – he thinks he has an STD.

Ben arrives home ready to break his news to Abi, and her romantic night in is ruined by his admission.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 16/02/2016 - Programme Name: Eastenders - TX: 23/02/2016 - Episode: 5234 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: ***FORTNIGHTLIES PLEASE DO NOT USE (SOAP LIFE and ALL ABOUT SOAP) Ben arrives home ready to break the news to Abi.  Ben Mitchell (HARRY REID) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 16/02/2016 - Programme Name: Eastenders - TX: 23/02/2016 - Episode: 5234 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: ***FORTNIGHTLIES PLEASE DO NOT USE (SOAP LIFE and ALL ABOUT SOAP) Abi's romantic night in is ruined by Ben's admission.  Abi Branning (LORNA FITZGERALD), Ben Mitchell (HARRY REID) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 16/02/2016 - Programme Name: Eastenders - TX: 25/02/2016 - Episode: 5235 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: ***FORTNIGHTLIES PLEASE DO NOT USE (SOAP LIFE and ALL ABOUT SOAP) Abi is appalled at Ben's admission. Ben Mitchell (HARRY REID), Abi Branning (LORNA FITZGERALD) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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There’s a tense wait for the couple after he visits the GP’s office about the possibility of an STD. 

Abi is even more concerned about who he’s been sleeping with behind her back that could possibly cause the virus!

Aunt Babe tells Abi that she needs to take action; and comes up with a shocking plan. Will Abi go along with it?

“Ben is very alone with his problems and his issues,” Harry Reid recently told Radio Times. “Essentially, what he really wants is a happy life with Paul. But that just isn’t going to happen. And this baby is an opportunity to be the man he’s always aspired to be in Phil’s eyes. Phil wants this macho Mitchell and here is a chance for Ben to be that man.”

EastEnders airs these scenes the week of 22 February on BBC one and BBC One HD.

About the author

Melissa Berry

An EastEnders fan since the very first episode, Melissa has had the privilege to visit the EastEnders set twice (not many fans can say that!) and met many of the cast. She also appeared on EastEnders Revealed: Angie & Me, with Anita Dobson!