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EastEnders fans devastated for Callum after he unearths a shocking secret

Callum Highway in EastEnders
(Image credit: BBC / Kieron McCarron)

Just when he thought his life couldn't get more complicated, Callum has dug up dirt on Ian...

EastEnders fans have been left feeling sorry for Callum Highway after last night's episode saw him discover a shock secret about Ian Beale.

Ever since Ben and Phil Mitchell almost got caught by the police as they stole classic cars in their recent heist, Ben has been determined to find out who shopped them to the authorities.

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Just when Callum thought things could get more complicated, he made a shock discovery last night about Ian (Picture: BBC)

Last night's episode saw Ben asking Callum to do some digging at work, hoping that he will be able to discover the identity of the mystery caller.

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Digging up dirt 

Callum got himself into more trouble with DI Thompson while searching for info, but managed to get his hands on the 999 call that saw Ben and Phil's robbery rubbled.

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Callum is caught working for both a corrupt officer at work and the Mitchells (Picture: BBC)

But, just when Callum thought his life couldn't get any more complicated, he discovered the person who shopped the Mitchells to the police was Ben's own brother, Ian.

Now, not only is Callum stuck between working undercover for Thompson while also appearing to be working for Phil on the side, he now has the problem of whether to tell Ben that Ian called the police.

Ben's revenge 

Callum knows that as soon as he tells Ben the truth that he'll want to kill Ian, so will he keep the news to himself to save Ben?

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Callum discovered it was Ian who made the 999 call recently (Picture: BBC)

Fans' hearts were breaking for Callum last night as his situation got trickier than ever...

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With Callum now torn over whether to tell Ben about Ian's betrayal, he is left with a huge decision to make.

Spoilers have already revealed that Ian is set to be left for dead next week when someone from his long list of enemies attacks him.

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Could Ben be the one to attack Ian after discovering he grassed him up to the police? (Picture: BBC)

If Callum tells Ben the truth about Ian, could Ben go looking for revenge and end up trying to kill his own brother?

EastEnders airs Mondays at 8.05pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.35pm and Fridays at 8.30pm on BBC One - see our TV Guide for full listings.

Claire Crick
Claire Crick

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

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