EastEnders fans don't have long to wait until Phil Mitchell returns - the Walford hard man will be back on screens next week!

Show stalwart Steve McFadden hasn't been seen on screen since just after Christmas, when Phil left for Italy to recuperate following a liver transplant.

But disaster at the Walford prom involving daughter Louise looks set to bring Phil back to Albert Square, with Ben being seen putting a call in to his dad during a scene to shown on Monday 24 July.

Phil then makes his full-time comeback to Albert Square the following day, but in what state will he find Louise? And how will Phil react to this latest Mitchell crisis?

We think that Walford High bullies Madison and Alexandra should start planning their escape now, quite frankly...

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