EastEnders fans rejoice as 'Ballum' FINALLY reunites

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Fan-favourite EastEnders couple 'Ballum' had a heartfelt reunion. (Image credit: BBC)

EastEnders viewers were over the moon during last night's episode (Thursday, October 27) as 'Ballum' had their long-awaited reunion.

Amidst the heartbreak of Lola Pearce's (Danielle Harold) brain tumour, there was a heartwarming moment throughout the tragedy as much-loved couple Ben Mitchell (Max Bowden) and Callum Highway (Tony Clay) rekindled their love.

During last night's EastEnders episode, Ben struggled to comfort his daughter Lexi Pearce (Isobella Brown) after she overheard that her mum, Lola was sick.

The young girl begged to go to the hospital to see Lola, but Ben refused, trying to protect her from the bad news.

However, Lexi was outraged that everyone had been lying to her and confessed that she heard Lola telling the family that she had a tumour.

Ben Mitchell comforts Jay Brown at the hospital

Jay Brown's words had a powerful impact on Ben Mitchell. (Image credit: BBC)

As Lexi demanded to go to the hospital, former step-dad Callum came to the rescue and reassured her that they would take her.

At the hospital, Lola explained everything to Lexi, but it became too much to bear for her boyfriend Jay Brown (Jamie Borthwick) who broke down.

Later on, Ben comforted Jay, where Jay revealed his fears of losing the love of his life too soon and regretted not getting back with Lola sooner.

His words struck a chord for Ben, who is still in love with his ex-husband Callum, but has refused to act on his feelings.

And it seems Jay's words finally kick started Ben into action as he ran over to Callum's house to confess his love.

As he banged on the door, Callum peered out of his window to ask what was going on.

Ben Mitchell and Callum Highway kissing

Ballum shared a kiss after admitting their love for each other. (Image credit: BBC)

"I don't want to waste any more time. Look, I've been stupid and I've been stubborn. And, you know, I've pushed you away and I've said things that, quite frankly, I don't mean. I still love you," Ben declared.

In a heartfelt moment, Callum ran down into the Square where he echoed Ben's thoughts.

"And I never stopped loving you. You know that," Callum said and the pair passionately kissed.

Fans went wild at the couple's long-awaited reunion and were delighted to see them rekindle their marriage...

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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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