Eastenders Fans Fear For Ben Mitchell’s Life As Mel Owen Makes Shock Return

11 January 2018, 12:23 | Updated: 11 January 2018, 12:33

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By Sam Lucas

Mel Owen's back to cause trouble for Ben Mitchell.

Making a shock return after 15 years, Mel Owen is back and she’s out for Ben Mitchell’s blood. 

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Mel’s character played by Tamzin Outhwaite, burst through the doors of the Arches in Tuesday’s episode, as Ben was planning to up and leave with the money he stole. 

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Whilst Ben doesn’t know who Mel is, (despite being his brother, Ian’s ex wife) Mel knows he has something to do with the missing money, and is determined to get it out of him. 

Fans have sussed out that Mel is working on behalf of Ciara Maguire, who is the ex of Aidan and the man behind the heist that went terribly wrong.

Mel’s return will reportedly trigger Ben’s final scenes according to pictures which were released last year which showed the pair filming climactic scenes on location.

Meanwhile, fans have been speculating over whether Ben, played by Harry Reid, will end up dead once the truth about the money gets out.

Others have been pleading to the Eastenders managers to not kill him off, just yet.