Who is Ben Mitchell’s mystery lover in EastEnders? From Gray Atkins to Adam Bateman — 6 possible suspects

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Ben Mitchell (Max Bowden) has confirmed to be a power of nature since returning to EastEnders earlier this 12 months. From making an attempt to take down Phil (Steve McFadden), to getting caught up in Danny Hardcastle’s (Paul Usher) dodgy dealings, the younger lad has manipulated everybody in his path — together with greatest buddy Jay Brown (Jamie Borthwick).

Very like all the opposite members of the Mitchell faaaamily, enterprise is the first goal for Ben. Nevertheless, in spite of him getting up to numerous acts of mischief over the last two months, he’s additionally managed to boost his love life. The place does he get the time, eh?

Final week, viewers noticed Ben receive a sexy text from a mysterious man named ‘pecs guy’. Whereas we weren’t given a lot else, it was clear from the Mitchell lad’s expression that he was happy with the interplay, so it’s possible that we’ll be seeing extra of this man in the long run.

Walford has seen many a mystery through the years. Who Shot Phil? Who Killed Lucy? The most recent after all is: Who is pecs man? A one-night stand maybe — or one thing just a little extra critical? Each Kate Oates and Jon Sen have steered that Ben’s love life will obtain some focus transferring ahead, so it’s possible that this man of mystery would possibly pop up once more in the long run.

Might Ben be seeing a Walford common on the sly? Let’s check out just a few prospects in regards to who pecs man may very well be.

Gray Atkins

Chantelle is shocked when Gray gives her a key to their new house

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There’s nothing Walford loves greater than a scandal, and that’s precisely what would happen if Ben’s mystery lover turned out to be none apart from Gray Atkins (Toby Alexander-Smith). Since arriving in the Sq. with spouse Chantelle (Jessica Plummer) and youngsters Mia and MacKenzie in tow, the younger solicitor has been off display as a lot as he’s been on, which may very well be subtext for the character main a secret double life.

Whereas Gray’s prolonged absences may very well be due to the pressures that include being a solicitor, a steamy affair with Ben would additionally clarify why he hasn’t been round a lot as of late.

It’s actually believable. With Mick (Danny Dyer) and Linda (Kellie Shiny) being an exception to the rule, fortunately married {couples} have a tendency to be doomed after they set foot in Albert Sq., and what with the long run wanting so brilliant for Gray and Chantelle, their world will inevitably come crashing down very quickly — and what higher means for this to occur than with a surprising revelation?

Adam Bateman

Yep, there’s undoubtedly one thing about Adam (Stephen Rahman-Huges). Regardless of being in Walford for the higher a part of a 12 months, there’s nonetheless a lot we don’t find out about Honey’s (Emma Barton) beau. Adam has been secretive because the very starting, and has exhibited worrying traits, together with controlling behaviour when in Honey’s firm.

The dashing dentist has additionally confirmed that loyalty isn’t excessive up his checklist of priorities, after he lately cheated on Honey with Habiba (Rukku Nahar). With Adam’s good characterisation having made him somewhat onerous to learn, it might be totally plausible for him to prove to be Ben’s mystery lover.

Keanu Taylor

Ben and Keanu (Danny Walters) have been feuding like loopy because the Mitchell lad’s return to Walford, however you understand what they are saying about love and hate, eh? It’s not like Ben would let the little matter of his sister Louise (Tilly Keeper) being head over heels for the younger mechanic get in his means, as household loyalty isn’t actually one among his robust fits.

What’s extra, Keanu appears to have a factor for members of the Mitchell clan, so maybe he is pecs man in spite of everything. He actually suits the outline, that’s for positive.

Josh Hemmings

Earlier than the mysterious pecs man, the final man to win Ben’s affections in Walford was Luke Browning (Adam Astill). After all, that each one went belly-up when Luke received violent, and Ben found that he was James Willmott-Brown’s (William Boyd) son. Whereas a lot of the Willmott-Brown clan had their very own agendas, Luke’s youthful brother Josh (Eddie Eyre) — who fell for Lauren Branning (Jacqueline Jossa) — was one of many good guys.

With Ben having discovered himself concerned in loads of dodgy enterprise since returning to Walford, maybe he determined to make investments in some well-off allies — one among which may very well be Josh. A stretch maybe, however Josh is not solely nicely off, he additionally suits the ‘pecs man’ moniker greater than any of the others on this checklist!

A random one-night stand

Whereas we love nothing greater than a great old school mystery, it’s possible that we’re greedy at straws in regards to pecs man’s id, as his encounter with Ben would possibly’ve been nothing greater than a fleeting one evening stand.

If this does show to be the case, then it’s unlikely we’ll hear of him once more — however at the least we all know that that Ben is discovering the time for a little bit of enjoyable between schemes!

Ted Murray

We joke we joke! Thoughts you, Ted (Christopher Timothy) has been terrible chipper as of late — and each him and Ben returned to the Sq. across the identical time. Make of that what you’ll!

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