EastEnders’ Callum Highway star teases ‘biggest wedding of the year’ after emotional Ben Mitchell proposal


THE actor who plays Callum Highway on EastEnders has promised fans are in for a treat as his wedding day with Ben Mitchell draws close.

EastEnders fans have loved the proposal storyline which saw the two lovebirds clash as they popped the question to each other at the same time.

EastEnders Ben Mitchell (Max Bowden) and Callum Highway (Tony Clay) will be tying the knot soon

The next step for the pair is to plan their big day with Callum actor Tony Clay opening up on what fans could expect.

“It’s a new world for Callum still. There was the part where he didn’t know if they should both go down on one knee, which was a really lovely moment,” he told Digital Spy.

“It’s beautiful to play the scenes where Callum is still coming to terms with and understanding the new world he’s in.”

Clay hoped they could film a “normal” wedding scene with lots of guests, but it would all depend on Covid rules at the time of shooting.

It comes after a hilarious gaffe as the lads planned to propose at the same time

Their nuptials will be the ‘wedding of the year’

According to Clay, the wedding will be ‘brilliant’ even if filmed under strict social distancing rules

“In an ideal world, we’d love to do it as normal. We all want to get back to normal as soon as possible, where we’re able to work without restrictions and hug each other again,” he said.

“That’s what we want. Equally, the show has to move forward as well. It’s like a juggernaut – it never, never stops.

“If there are restrictions in place, then we’ll still make it brilliant. Either way, I’m looking forward to it.”

The men shared a kiss after the proposal which seemingly broke social distancing rules, but Clay admitted they pulled it off thanks to “screens and camera trickery”.

The couple shared a kiss after their proposal but it was all ‘trickery’ and camera work as the actors were required to socially distance

“It’s been a bit of a learning curve for all of us doing that sort of stuff. The more the team learns about how to use these techniques, the better the show will look while we’re having to film the way we are,” he commented on filming during the coronavirus pandemic.

“I think for both Ben and Callum, it’s just about them. They both have each other forever.

“But I think equally, when you’re part of a big organised crime family, you’ve got to have one of the big houses on the street and one of the biggest weddings of the year! We’ll see what happens.”

EastEnders airs on BBC tonight, Friday 29 January at 7.35pm


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