Ben was the vicar that was to perform the wedding service of local vicar Ashley Thomas and his fianceé Laurel Dingle. The night before the wedding, Ben requested an extra wedding rehearsal as it was his first time performing a ceremony alone, but the hen party thought he was a stripper. He mistook Ashley's ex-wife Bernice White as the mother of the bride, but Laurel came forward and explained it was her third wedding so they an extra rehearsal would be unnecessary. Later that day, Nicola King and former vicar Harriet Finch took Ben for a drink. The following morning, Ben had a hangover and was too drunk to perform the service, so after seeking permission from the bishop, Harriet performed the service, despite being Ashley's ex-fianceé.