' Ben Mitchell will struggle to resist his feelings for Johnny Carter in upcoming episodes of the BBC One soap.
Viewers have already seen signs that the pair may have feelings for each other since Ben (Harry Reid) returned to Albert Square in September.
Despite insisting that he is straight, Ben continues to grow close to Johnny (Sam Strike), and the pair almost kiss. However, Ben backs off when he realises that they are being watched by Abi (Lorna Fitzgerald).
Later, Ben insults Johnny during Lee's birthday celebrations at The Albert, causing Lee to hit out at him.
Left bloodied by the brawl, Ben ends up kissing Abi, and is urged to stay away from Johnny in the future.
Sam Strike attended the Attitude Awards in London last month as he and Danny Dyer accepted the Media Recognition Award for Johnny's coming out storyline - watch the pair accept the prize here
airs Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday nights on BBC One.
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