12/07/2016 00:01 BST

‘EastEnders’ Spoilers: Ian Beale And Phil Mitchell Prepare To Identity Ben’s Body After Shock News

Another Walford funeral is about to take place.

The Beales and Mitchells are set for further tough times in ‘EastEnders’, when they are told Ben Mitchell has died in a tragic accident.

It all begins on Monday 18 July, when Ian will be seen answering Kathy’s phone, and discovering that his half-brother is in hospital with critical injuries.

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Haven't these two been through enough?

Ian and Phil then rush to the hospital, determined to find out what’s happened.

However after a long wait, they are told the youngster has died from his injuries.

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Ian and Phil struggle to digest the news 

When Kathy arrives back in the Square after spending the night in a hotel with Buster, she’s distraught to learn what’s happened.

Both families have had a lot to deal with this year, and Steve McFadden’s performance as Phil Mitchell has won him praise on a number of occasions.

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How much more can their families take? 

Last week, fans took to Twitter in their droves to discuss his outstanding work in Peggy Mitchell’s funeral episode, while the episodes concerning the character’s death also resulted in a series of standout performances from Steve.

These ‘EastEnders’ scenes air from Monday 18 July. Catch up on all the latest soap news and spoilers here.

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