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EastEnders airs sad scenes for Ben as he's confronted by Lola

Note: The following article contains reference to sexual assault and eating disorders that some readers may find upsetting.

EastEnders spoilers follow.

EastEnders has aired sad scenes for Ben as he was confronted by Lola for letting the family down.

Ben has been acting out for a variety of reasons recently, including the shocking news that his rapist Lewis was recently arrested for another crime.

Thursday's episode (May 11) saw Ben working overtime to be ready in time for Kathy Beale's Eurovision party — to the point where he forgot that Jay asked him to pick up Lexi for the event.

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Ben reacted by tossing back drinks and then nearly picking a fight with Vinny during the party. Ben raced across the bar to grab Vinny when the latter tried to walk away. It looked as if the two men were going to fight, until Lola intervened by demanding Ben stop. Callum chased after Ben to figure out what set him off this time.

Lola and Jay were later alarmed when a drunken Ben burst in, demanding to see Lexi. Callum tried to hold his husband back and Jay insisted it wasn't a "good idea" for him to disturb the girl.

"I don't care," Ben shouted back.

Callum started to explain that Ben was drunk, and as he argued with his husband, Lola broke down over the future for her daughter.

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"Every single time I trust you, you do this. You let me down, you let Lexi down," she tearfully told Ben. "I can't pick up the pieces for much longer. I'm not going to be here."

Lola's powerful words seemingly snapped Ben back to reality, though nobody knows one of the real reasons Ben has been distressed of late. Soap bosses have confirmed an ongoing storyline that will involve Ben suffering in silence with an eating disorder just as he loses the mother of his child.

EastEnders airs on Mondays - Thursdays at 7.30pm on BBC One. The show also streams on BBC iPlayer.

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