EastEnders: Sharon summons Grant back to Walford – as Phil’s health fails

Ross Kemp returns to the BBC1 soap in next week’s episodes

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Grant Mitchell will return to EastEnders next week thanks to a summons from ex-wife Sharon.

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With Phil’s condition growing worse and Ben having now gone missing, Sharon feels that she has no option but to send a desperate message to Grant.

Sharon will be seen assuring Kathy that the situation is under control and – after confiding in Jane – receives a message from Grant.

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Sharon (Letitia Dean) with husband Phil (Steve McFadden)

Scenes to be shown on Thursday 4 August will then find Sharon going to meet up with Grant, but getting a big shock in the process.

Speaking recently about his upcoming return to Walford, actor Ross Kemp said:

“The episodes I’m in are split over August and September. It’s a very strong Mitchell storyline. It’s the Mitchells back together!”

Grant was last seen briefly earlier in July when he attended mum Peggy’s funeral – but he didn’t share any scenes with his fellow Mitchells.

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Ross Kemp returns next week as Grant Mitchell

What keeps Grant in town remains to be seen, although rumours are currently circulating that we might yet get to see Grant’s son Mark, the secret child he had with Michelle Fowler.

You can watch a 60-second rundown of next week’s episodes of EastEnders below.

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