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EastEnders spoilers: Ben Mitchell makes a big decision

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Ben Mitchell reconsiders his options, Karen Taylor traps Billy Mitchell into giving her a job, and Leo opens up to Whitney Dean.

Ben Mitchell proves that he’s not bad to the bone when he gets an attack of conscience in Thursday’s episode of EastEnders (7.30 pm, see TV Guide for full listings). After seeing Martin Fowler with his stepson Arthur Fowler, Ben feels bad about forcing Martin to work for him.

Ben also has boyfriend Callum Highway’s previous proposition on his mind and he talks to brother Jay Mitchell about it. When Callum later sees Ben exchanging cash with money-lender thug Tubbs, he is furious and has a go at him. Will Ben finally give up his criminal ways?

Tubbs fobs off Ben’s insistence that he lets Karen Taylor off another payment and instead he threatens Karen, demanding she pay the latest instalment of her debt. Struggling to stump up the cash, a miserable Karen has an idea when Billy Mitchell suggests she get herself a second job. Before long Billy finds himself railroaded into giving Karen a job in the club!

Leo opens up to Whitney

Leo opens up to Whitney

Jack is forced to get involved in court when a situation gets out of hand. After arresting one of the men involved, however, Jack has no clue who the man means to someone in the Square… Meanwhile, Whitney meets up with Leo in The Queen Victoria pub and he opens up to her about his past. But how much will he reveal?

Max is mistaken for Ruby's dad

Max is mistaken for girlfriend Ruby's dad! (Image credit: Kieron McCarron)

Also, Keegan Baker’s not keen on the idea of hosting a dinner party, Gray Atkins confesses to his wife that he’s scared she’ll leave, and Max Branning is humiliated when he’s mistaken for his girlfriend’s dad!

EastEnders continues on BBC1 on Friday at the later time of 8.30 pm