Eek! That Ben Mitchell (Joshua Pascoe) is one troubled young man isn’t he?!
He recently made up a lie about Patrick Trueman (Rudolph Walker) that set his dad Phil (Steve McFadden) off on a revenge scheme that got wayyy out of hand, and now, he’s to accuse Christian Clarke (John Partridge) of molesting him.
It all begins when Ben – who has a crush on Christian – asks the gym trainer if he’d like to watch a DVD, and when Christian agrees, trying to take his mind off his troubles with boyfriend Syed, Ben takes it the wrong way…
He leans in to kiss Christian, who firmly rejects him. Humiliated, Ben storms off, only to be seen by nasty medic Yusef Khan (Ace Bhatti) who quickly figures out what happened.
He then asks Ben if Christian forced himself on him, and though initially Ben says he didn’t, he later changes his mind, and says he did…
Phil is then informed, and – unsurprisingly – he goes off the deep end, getting into a fist fight with Christian before trashing his flat.
Syed (Marc Elliott) meanwhile knew nothing of any of this, until Christian confesses about Ben and his crush, and the accusation he made about him.
In the meantime, luckily, Roxy Mitchell (Rita Simons) talks to Ben and makes him reveal the truth, so although Christian’s off the hook, Syed can’t get over the fact that Christian didn’t tell him what was going on.
They have a huge row, and Christian decides to leave the Square.
For a while, it’s going to seem like there’s no way back for the boys, but thankfully, Cryed is not going to be over, so says John Partridge.
Speaking to Inside Soap, John said, “They’re on very rocky ground…
“Up until now, Christian has been holding on to the fact that they really love each other – but he feels that every time the finger of blame is pointed at him, it’s never Syed’s first instinct to trust Christian.
“It’s hard for him to go, but he and Syed have said some unspeakable things to each other.
“Don’t worry, there can only be one mother of a make-up after the mother of all break-ups.
“The pair have a definite split, but there’s so much more to come.
“When will I be back? Here’s a clue… jingle bells!”