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THIS beloved character is back in EastEnders TONIGHT and fans couldn’t be more excited

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It's the moment that EastEnders fans have been waiting for since before Christmas...

EastEnders fans will be treated to a reunion between Ben Mitchell and Callum Highway tonight when Callum returns to Albert Square after leaving before Christmas.

Fans of the couple were left heartbroken when the pair split in December as Ben's involvement in Phil's revenge against Keanu Taylor stepped up a gear.

Ben and Callum break up in EastEnders

Ben left Callum heartbroken when he ended things in December (Picture: BBC)

With Callum desperate to make a new career working for the police, Ben tried his best to put his dodgy dealings to one side and be the boyfriend that Callum needed him to be.

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But sadly, Ben's criminal lifestyle wasn't that easy to give up, and soon Phil was putting the pressure on his son to help him deal with cheating Keanu after he discovered he was the father of Sharon's baby.

Ben and Callum break up in EastEnders

Ben was forced to end things with Callum before Christmas in a bid to protect him (Picture: BBC)

Callum was left devastated when Ben coldly ended things between them just moments after he'd confessed to the the Mitchell hard man that he was in love with him.

Knowing that he needed space from Ben, Callum made the shock decision to leave Walford for a while and spent Christmas away from his friends and family.

But tonight he's back, and fans couldn't be happier...

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Oblivious to the fact he is coming home, Ben will be shocked to see Callum tonight when he walks unexpectedly into the car lot.

But will the pair be able to make amends and admit that they're destined to be together? Or will Ben's belief that Keanu is dead be too much for him to bear?

EastEnders Ben Mitchell and Callum Highway

Callum and Ben are reunited tonight, but will they get their happy ever after? (Picture: BBC) (Image credit: BBC / Jack Barnes)

The pair are clearly made for one another, but will Callum still be able to love Ben if he knew what he is capable of?

EastEnders airs Monday and Friday at 8pm and Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC One.

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 whattowatch.com 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.