EastEnders fans 'can't stop watching' sweet 'Ballum' scene between former couple Ben and Callum

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EastEnders couple Ben Mitchell and Callum Highway have had their fair share of hardships. (Image credit: BBC)

EastEnders viewers went wild for 'Ballum' during last night's episode (Thursday, September 29) after fan-favourite couple Ben Mitchell (Max Bowden) and Callum Highway (Tony Clay) shared a touching moment. Now fans are begging for the former lovers to reconcile and rekindle their relationship.

The EastEnders couple's relationship broke down in recent months after Callum mistakenly thought that Ben had an affair with Lewis Butler (Aidan O'Callaghan). In reality, Lewis had sexually assaulted Ben which led to him using drink and drugs to cope with the trauma.

Callum was supportive after Ben told him about the ordeal and even suggested that they get back together, but Ben turned him down thinking that he wasn't good enough for him.

Now with Ben seemingly recovering and in a much better place since reporting the attack to the police, it's undeniable that the pair still have feelings for each other.

Lexi, Lola Pearce, Ben Mitchell and Callum Highway sitting at the table at the cafe

Ben's daughter Lexi quizzed Callum about his job for a school project. (Image credit: BBC)

During last night's episode, Ben's daughter Lexi asked Callum if she could interview him about his job for a school project at the café.

Callum agreed and Ben couldn't help himself but joke about Callum's responses to one of Lexi's question, which led to a cute exchange when Callum showed Lexi a pair of handcuffs.

"Can people escape them?" an amazed Lexi asked him.

"No!" Callum said.

"Yes, they can, actually. I'll show you when he's not here," Ben remarked.

Callum was doubtful that he was telling the truth and they playfully squabbled over the handcuffs so that Ben could prove he could actually escape them.

The pair laughed as they fought over the handcuffs, which led to a sweet moment where they ended up accidentally holding hands.

Callum Highway and Ben Mitchell holding hands at the cafe

Callum and Ben clutched onto each other's hands for a brief moment. (Image credit: BBC)

However, the awkwardness was too much for Ben and he suggested that he and Lexi leave the café.

Lola Pearce (Danielle Harold) followed close behind, but not before giving Callum a knowing look at his and Ben's undeniable chemistry. Will she help Ben and Callum reunite?

Fans couldn't get enough of the 'Ballum' scene and were in love with their subtle exchange...

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EastEnders airs Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 7.30 pm on BBC One — see our TV Guide for full listings. You can also catch up on episodes on BBC iPlayer now. 

Grace Morris
Staff Writer

Grace is a digital writer with WhatToWatch.com, where she writes series guides, recaps and features for must-watch shows and delivers all the latest soap news and reactions. She graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in 2020 with a degree in Writing and Film Studies, which only made her love for creative writing, film and TV grow stronger.

You'll usually find her watching the drama unfold in the latest reality series or much-loved UK soaps (usually with chocolate by her side!). She's an expert in EastEnders, Emmerdale, Coronation Street and everything reality-related from Selling Sunset and Married At First Sight UK to 90 Day Fiancé UK. Plus Netflix megahit Virgin River!

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