So, the secret is out – Grant Mitchell has finally discovered that he is the father of Mark Fowler Jr in tonight’s episode of EastEnders.
As long-time viewers of the BBC1 soap know, Michelle Fowler had kept Mark’s true paternity hidden for two decades. But recent events have seen Phil find out the truth, only to be persuaded to keep quiet by Sharon.
Now, though, following dramatic events that have seen Grant save Ben from the clutches of Paul’s killers, Phil has decided to reveal all about Mark.
After telling his brother that he couldn’t repay him the money he owed, Phil instead shared the key facts about the son Grant never knew he had.
Scenes just broadcast saw Phil say: “There’s something you need to know. Call it me doing something for you.”
In the face of Grant’s bafflement, Phil went on to reveal: “Mark. He’s your kid, Grant. Mark is your son.”
Cue the duff-duff drumbeats and many unanswered questions about what Grant will do next. Is he going to choose to tell Mark about what he now knows? Will the revelation be enough to keep Grant in Walford? Find out when EastEnders returns on Thursday at 7.30pm.
You can watch the scene from tonight’s episode below. Beneath that, there’s a 60-second rundown of all next week’s drama on EastEnders.
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