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EastEnders shares first look at THIS Tony Clay and Max Bowden spin-off special

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There's big news for Ballum fans next week...

EastEnders is giving fans a treat as spin off EastEnders: Secrets from the Square sees actors Tony Clay and Max Bowden talking all things Ballum.

The actors, who are better known as iconic couple Ben Mitchell and Callum Highway, will be joining Stacey Dooley next week.

Max Bowden and Tony Clay

Max and Tony will be joining Stacey next week on Secret's from the Square (Picture: BBC) (Image credit: BBC/Kieron McCarron)

Stacey has already chatted to EastEnders legends like Letitia Dean, Adam Woodyatt, Kellie Bright and Danny Dyer.

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Max and Tony meet Stacey 

Now it is Max and Tony's turn under the spotlight, and of course they will chat about all things Ballum related.

The pair have become a much-loved couple on screen, taking the soap world by storm with the rocky romance.

Max Bowden, Tony Clay and Stacey Dooley EastEnders

The actors will be talking about all things Ballum next week (Picture: BBC) (Image credit: BBC/Kieron McCarron)

They will also be talking about their characters individually and their most memorable moments have been.

The road to EastEnders 

Max will talk about the secret auditioning process he went through to land the role playing the sixth Ben Mitchell.

He also reveals that at the time he had no idea he was being cast for the role of Phil Mitchell' son.

Tony Clay EastEnders

Tony will show Stacey around The Prince Albert (Picture: BBC) (Image credit: BBC/Kieron McCarron)

Max also reveals how he first met Steve McFadden, who plays his on-screen dad, while appearing in panto as a child.

Stacey will continue her tour around Albert Square's iconic landmarks as Tony takes her to The Prince Albert.

There the pair will reminisce about some of the best scenes played out there... including Tony's favourite moments.

EastEnders: Secrets from the Square, hosted by Stacey Dooley, air on Mondays, BBC One at 8pm. 

Classic episodes of the soap will air at 7.30pm on Tuesdays.

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. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.