Another EastEnders character is to come out as gay.

Hardman Phil Mitchell’s son Ben will reportedly come out after kissing another boy.

A source told the Daily Mirror: “It’s ironic that Phil’s efforts to turn his son into a mini version of himself backfire spectacularly when he encourages Ben to go boxing with Duncan.

“But no one could anticipate the chain of events this will spark around Walford as Ben tries to keep his sexuality secret from his father.”

The source added: “Poor Ben is terrified of Phil’s reaction but the truth will out, sooner or later.”

EastEnders currently has a gay couple – Christian Clarke (John Partridge) and Syed Masood (Marc Elliot).