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Saturday 4th April 2020

EastEnders fans convinced Halfway is Ben Mitchell's secret lover

Halfway and Ben could be the Square's hot new couple

EastEnders fans are convinced Halfway is Ben Mitchell's secret lover.

In last night's episode viewers watched intrigued as Halfway struggled to cope after lying about his leg injury to avoid going back to the army.

Halfway hit the bottle over his injury lies (Credit: BBC)

He went to the playground where he sat on a swing and hit his leg with a bottle, showing his anguish on his face.

But despite thinking he was alone, it was revealed a troubled looking Ben was watching him concerned.

The scene, coupled with the news Ben will get a new love interest, amid his seeing a man known only as Pecs Guy in his phone, was enough to convince fans that something is going on.

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One said: "After tonight's episode, I think Ben's secret lover is likely to be Halfway."

A second said: "Either that, or pecs guy was a random and Halfway is next on the agenda. It would explain the strange interaction between them when Ben first returned."

A third tweeted: "I think that Ben's secret lover is Halfway! #EastEnders"

Ben watched Halfway with concern on his face (Credit: BBC)

Another added: "I do think it will be Callum."

A fifth said: "Halfway is the only one I can think of really and it makes sense."

However, despite the scene between Ben and Halfway, other viewers are still convinced his mystery man is Gray Atkins, Chantelle's husband.

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One fan said: "I’m confident it will be revealed that Gray and Ben are banging. Of course Gray is in the closet with wife and kids and this will lead to tons of story #EastEnders"

And the actress who plays her, Jessica Plummer, is all for it telling The Sun: "Oh my God that would be awesome."

She then added: "Well I'm not sure about Chantelle, but like Jessica thinks that's awesome, if the writers haven't thought of that, they should maybe consider it."

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