EastEnders fans were left shocked last night as one of the soaps most loved relationships came to an abrupt end, with Ben Mitchell brutally dumping Callum.
In true Christmas soap style, Ben told Callum he no longer loved him in front of Albert Square's Christmas tree, following Callum's growing suspicions around Ben's involvement in an attack on Jack Branning.
And when Ben returned home with blood on his shirt, Callum confronted Ben, before adding, "This is special, Ben. Me and you, I've been looking for this for half of my life and I am in love with you.
"Real and proper love, and it is beautiful, or it should be. You could tell me anything and it wouldn't matter to me."
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10. Kat and Alfie get their happily ever after
Not every EastEnders love story ends in disaster (yes, really!), and on Christmas Day 2005 we were all left stunned after EastEnders' answer to Romeo and Juliet - Kat and Alfie Moon - finally got their happily ever after. Known for their sizzling passion for each other, these two never shied away from a fiery row - private or public. However, all seemed doomed for the pair when Alfie took off on Christmas Day leaving heartbroken Kat shoeless and alone in The Vic. But in modern day Romeo style, Alfie was waiting outside by his Ford Capri to whisk his girl off into the sunset (well, a snowy Albert Square, but still!).
Much to Callum's surprise, the response wasn't what he was expecting as Ben stormed out of the house and ended up by the Christmas tree.
He then turned around to Callum and said, "We had fun, you are sweet, you've got a big heart but hey, we're just not suited.
"I am not going to ruin you and I am not going to watch you get ruined, I don't love you. And I don't want your love. Go and find someone else to love, we're done."
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And fans were not happy, with one user taking to Twitter to write, "Heartbreaking scenes 💔💔💔 and yes Ben you do love Callum", while another commented, "Nooo... #Eastenders This year's Ben Mitchell is heartbreaking!"
A third said, "Ben Mitchell will never change Callum deserves better!! Can’t stand the man!! #EastEnders" and a fourth added, "That was utterly heartbreaking. My heart is crushed. But Ben is just trying to protect Callum. 😭💔."
Here's to hoping a Christmas reunion is on the cards.
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