Ben is definitely a problem for them particularly now when a prominent storyline, the aftermath of Nic’s death, involves Jake, who has an actor and three other silent children if we count Georgie who are silent. There’s Mia, whose actions are being reported in a stunningly awkward way, Poppy-poor-little-mite is also sobbing in the background, Georgie is complaining that Jake is being favoured over him - yet we hear not a word from any of them. Then again, things are happening that affect Ruairi, but he too is silent.
With all of that utterly bonkers plotting going on - and you’d think they’d have learnt from Henwy that if you make a child crucial to a storyline you need to have a credible actor and some plausible dialogue - how on earth would Ben be permitted to utter a word? Sorry Ben, it’s on your bike or in your room.
I think they’ve got a non-farming career in mind for Ben. Josh’s business will eventually move to other premises. Nothing must stand in Pip’s way.