The BBC has released a preview of the power struggle in Walford that will culminate in Phil Mitchell’s car crash this September.
In the trailer, Max Branning (Jake Wood), Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) and Carl White (Daniel Coonan) are seen vying to be top dog of Albert Square.
But, as revealed back in July, a dodgy deal will result in an epic smash-up that leaves Phil in a critical condition.
Speaking in the new issue of Radio Times, actor Steve McFadden says of the collision: “Phil is like the Black Knight from Monty Python who keeps soldiering on despite getting his arms and legs chopped off. But this ordeal weakens him. He’s getting older and he’s definitely more vulnerable.”