|First appearance||3rd June 2013|
|Last appearance||7th June 2013|
|Number of appearances||2|
|Played by||Johann Myers|
Ben Coombs was an old friend of Marcus Dent, who in June 2013 ran into both Marcus and Sean Tully after booking a function to be held at Nick's Bistro on 7th June following his civil wedding ceremony to partner Andy Bartholomew. Having told the pair that he'd returned to the area from Australia around two years prior - having met Eccles-born Andy - Ben invited them both (along with their current partners) to the reception.
At the Bistro, Marcus attempted to cover up his relationship with Maria Connor, however ex-boyfriend Sean began to stir things up which forced Marcus to reveal that he was now straight. Disappointed because of what they had all been through together, Ben and Andy began to attack Marcus and Maria's relationship. Fed up with their criticisms, Marcus left the reception.