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EastEnders spoilers follow.
EastEnders‘ Phil Mitchell will make a shock discovery on Christmas Day.
Phil has been away from Walford since October, paving the way for his fiancée Kat to grow close to her ex-husband Alfie.
Phil’s return will throw Alfie’s festive plans into jeopardy, but he refuses to give up and still endeavors to create the Christmas magic for his family that he’d originally promised.
Alfie vows to create Christmas magic for Kat and the kids by dressing as Santa and abseiling from the roof of the Mitchell house.
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As usual, this doesn’t go to plan and things go from bad to worse when his son Bert reveals a secret.
Bert lets slip to Phil that Kat had told Alfie he could stay until New Year, leaving him furious.
Needing to cool off, Phil heads outside, where he sees Alfie stuck on the roof following his earlier antics.
Kat invites Alfie in later on but there’s more trouble ahead when Phil finds out what’s been going on since he has been away.
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Fans will have to wait and see what exactly has gone on and how Phil reacts to this, but he’ll leave Kat panicked when he disappears in the aftermath.
With Phil AWOL, Kat desperately tries to find out what is going on.
Sam eventually finds Phil in the dark at Peggy’s but she is shocked by what she sees and urges him to give Kat another chance.
Phil’s decision remains to be seen, but Kat has another confession to make after Christmas.
When they finally speak, Kat is forced to admit to Phil that she mouthed off about what has been going on and is worried people might have heard. Has Kat blown Phil’s plan?
EastEnders airs on Mondays-Thursdays at 7.30pm on BBC One. The show also streams on BBC iPlayer.
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