Someone is to be left fighting for his life after a horrifying accident in EastEnders.1benmMechanic Ben Mitchell – who is played by actor Harry Reid – will end up in hospital after becoming involved in an incident, leaving him with critical injuries and fighting for his life.

Ben’s dad Phil Mitchell and his half-brother Ian Beale will receive some ‘terrible news’ about Ben and rush to the hospital to be with him. The pair will race to the hospital but will be faced with a long wait as they try to discover if Ben will survive his injuries.

However, the spoilers will have Albert Square fans wondering if the incident will also lead to the heartbreaking exit of Ben’s boyfriend, Paul Coker. Actor Jonny Labey recently confirmed that he will be leaving the soap as Paul, who helped Ben come out – again – and be himself and happy.

“We can confirm Jonny will be leaving the show later this year. We wish him all the best for the future,” a spokesperson from the soap confirmed. “Jonny is leaving in a couple of months as part of an explosive storyline,” an insider added.