Phil Mitchell has been on a downward spiral since his devastating health diagnosis, and things are set to get even worse for the ‘EastEnders’ character, when he collapses at the Vic.
Steve McFadden’s character was diagnosed with irreversible liver damage over Christmas, but he hasn’t curbed his drinking, or told his family the news.
An inebriated Phil causes a scene
However, things are set to change later this month when he collapses at Billy and Honey’s party, coughing up blood and resulting in a dash to the hospital.
With Phil receiving urgent care, Sharon and the rest of the Mitchell clan speak to doctors, who reveal the truth about Phil’s prognosis.
The Mitchells are stunned by Phil's collapse
Will this be the wake-up call that he needs?
2016 is set to be a big year for the Mitchells, and in late Spring, we’ll all need the tissues ready when Peggy Mitchell bows out for the final time.
Medical professionals explain the situation
Barbara Windsor made a surprise return as the matriarch earlier this month, when she told Phil that her cancer was back.
Bosses then confirmed that they’re busy planning what is sure to be soapland’s biggest ever send-off, and later revealed that Grant Mitchell will be back too.
These ‘EastEnders’ scenes air on Friday 28 January.