The EastEnders Christmas 2016 trailer has landed – and it looks like Phil is going to die!

Plus get your first glimpse of Max Branning's return to the Square

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It’s here: the big preview of all the festive drama on EastEnders! As can be seen from the promo, Phil’s health looks set to take a turn for the worse (Mick is even raising a glass to absent friends? Does this mean that Phil dies?). The trailer sees Sharon in tears and Billy getting bad news about Phil – surely the BBC1 soap can’t seriously be considering killing off the Mitchell patriarch?

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Other highlights include Roxy feeling increasingly distant from her nearest and dearest. And let’s not forget that this Christmas will also see the return of Max Branning to the Square – he’s certainly quick to announce his comeback to Stacey!

You can watch the trailer below. Beneath that, there’s a 60-second rundown of Christmas on EastEnders.

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