In recent months, Ben Mitchell has been at the center of an engrossing EastEnders storyline, and now his ex-partner Callum Highway (Tony Clay) is ready to discover the truth about his suffering.
When he was sexually assaulted by Prince Albert bartender Lewis Butler (Aidan O’Callaghan) back in May, the character, who is also the son of Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) and Kathy Beale (Gillian Taylforth), stunned fans.
Ben will report Lewis for the event after a dramatic confrontation between the two, and Callum will learn about the event in the episode airing on Wednesday.
Since 2019, Ben has been portrayed by actor Max Bowden, who has received praise for his outstanding performance in this storyline.
What other programs has Max been in, and is the 27-year-old now dating anyone?
Here is all the information you require.
Max then assumed the character of Justin Fitzgerald in the popular BBC drama Waterloo Road in 2014.
When his mother abandoned him and his brother after having a mental breakdown, Justin entered the show.
The two moved in with their father and the head teacher at Waterloo Road, Vaughan Fitzgerald (Neil Pearson), and Justin had trouble adjusting to his new family and school.
After playing this part, Max made cameos in shows like Doctors, Saved, and Casualty in 2016.
Then, in 2019, he took on the part of Ben Mitchell in the venerable soap opera Eastenders, being the sixth actor to do so.
Max has appeared on television as well as the theater in plays like Birdsong and The Haunting of Alice Bowles.
He was nominated for the National Television Awards and the TV Choice Awards, and he also won an Inside Soap Award in 2019 for Best Bad Boy.
Is Max Bowden in a relationship?
This week, Max reportedly declared his love for fellow EastEnders actor Shona McGarty.
At the House and Classics Festival in Essex, the two posed for a number of pictures, which Shona posted on her Instagram account.
In one of the pictures, Max had her by the arm, and in a selfie, they were seen making kissing faces at the camera.
Can’t wait for the next one xx,” Shona captioned the photos and video she posted. @bowden5 @adhq kammy_ @bubblydamz
This year, there have been persistent rumors of a budding romance between the stars.
The duo were captured by The Sun holding hands outside a kebab truck while out on the town.
They spend as much time together as they can, a source told Mail Online after Max was seen leaving Shona’s residence in a previous photo. Max may usually be spotted entering or exiting Shona’s house in the evenings or mornings.
Anyone who sees them together can see how they feel for each other, despite their efforts to conceal their relationship and the fact that they arrive at the EastEnders set separately.
When Ben pursued Shona’s character Whitney Dean’s fiancé Callum Highway in 2019, the couple’s characters on the soap opera became involved in a love triangle.
Behind Whitney’s back, the two started having an affair, which was made public the day before Whitney and Callum got married.
In April 2022, Max made the news that he and longtime girlfriend Roisin Buckle were divorcing.
The former couple’s first child together is expected, Buckle said on Instagram the following month.
According to rumors, the two are still close friends and wish to co-parent their son.