When it comes to alpha males in Albert Square, it seems there still isn’t anyone who can dethrone Phil Mitchell. Jack Branning can take a ticket and stand in line, Joey Branning can jog on – the one the ladies of E20 really want is still garage-magnate-cum-woman-magnet Phil.
Now, mere weeks after charming former flame Sharon, Phil is locking lips yet again, this time with Tanya. This forthcoming snog occurs after Max makes a barbed remark about Tanya being single, to which she retaliates by stating that she is seeing someone. Phil overhears and points out that it was obvious she was lying. After making it plain that she’s going to look like an idiot when Max finds out, Phil offers Tanya a way out of her predicament by asking her round for dinner, an offer which Tanya gratefully accepts.
The evening goes well and they decide to do it again the next night. However, this time Tanya gets progressively drunk and the pair end up sharing a kiss. But will the date end with just a smooch? Find out in the episode airing on Thursday 21 March on BBC1.