EastEnders spoilers: Will Ben Mitchell expose Sharon’s affair after Phil’s devious move?

EastEnders fans reckon Ben (played by Max Bowden) will expose Sharon Mitchell’s (Letitia Dean) affair with Keanu Taylor (Danny Walters) as part of an explosive Christmas storyline. 

It comes after viewers saw Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) ask a bruised Ben to move back in with him once he’s out of the hospital, which gives him the perfect chance to reveal his stepmum’s secret and spy on the two.

Soap boss Kate Oates has also confirmed that the Sharon-Keanu affair will be central to their Christmas storyline. 

Speaking to press including Express.co.uk, she said: “Much of [Christmas] will circulate around a very complicated and messy love affair — so expect some major Sheanu drama as it all explodes…but we’ve got some twists and surprises in that story which last right through to New Year.”

Fans who have seen the deep-seated rivalry between Keanu and Ben also believe he will discover that Sharon is pregnant with the mechanic’s child. 

“Ben is so going to be the one to find out about Sharon/Keanu’s affair/baby first, especially since he made it clear to Phil he still wants Keanu gone. It wouldn’t be good soap if he doesn’t. #EastEnders,” a fan tweeted. 

Agreeing, another tweeted: “I think plot wise its because Ben will be the next to find out the baby secret! Probably blackmail Keanu and Sharon for a bit.”

However, it seems fans are also looking forward to the wrath of Phil when all hell breaks lose and the secrets come tumbling out. 

One fan tweeted: “It’s going to be Armageddon when the word gets out about Keanu and Sharon, plus the baby not being Phil. 

“Louise will lose her mind, Phil will be ready to Kill Keanu, strangle Sharon and Ben will just stir the pot and enjoy all the fallout for Keanu.”

As expected, the news of the affair will cause shockwaves through Walford as it won’t go down too well with Phil, especially when he learns that he isn’t the father of Sharon’s baby.  

Sharon found out she was pregnant a few months ago but was unsure who her unborn baby’s father was. She considered having a termination after she learnt that Phil wasn’t the father. 

She only came clean to Phil that she was pregnant after he caught her looking at abortion websites. 

And the drama doesn’t stop there, Sharon’s stepdaughter Louise (Tilly Keeper) is also pregnant with Keanu’s baby. 

But being a Mitchell, Louise could be seen embracing her legacy as a villain and may look for revenge when she discovers Keanu’s and Sharon’s dirty secret. 

In an interview with The Sun, the actress who joined the cast in 2016 said: “When I was introduced into the show Louise did have a villainous streak to her so it would be lovely to explore that again.”

Elsewhere on the Square, Mel Owen (Tamzin Outhwaite) has been grieving after her son Hunter’s (Charlie Winter) death following a siege at the Queen vic. 

Struggling to pay for the funeral, viewers will see Mel lash out at Sharon when she learns that she’s been cut off from the E20 account.   

She then goes to visit Jay (Jamie Borthwick) and asks him for help but she’s left mortified when he says he can no longer help in arranging the funeral. 

Eventually, Jay lets Mel into the funeral parlour to be with her son despite Phil’s meddling. 

As the funeral day approaches, Phil makes sure that no Mitchell will go near the funeral, leaving Louise conflicted seen as she did once have a relationship with him – will she betray her father?

EastEnders continues at BBC One tonight at 7.30pm.

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