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


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?


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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