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Phil wins the Arches back from Max! EastEnders spoilers (VIDEO)

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Karin Smart is back in Albert Square and she has bad news for Max Branning – the police are onto them and the other local car lots that are selling the stolen motors.

Max knows he has to get rid of them and when Phil Mitchell gets wind of events he uses his knowledge to blackmail Max. If he doesn't sign the Arches back to him, he's going to the police.

He's got Max trapped and he knows it...

Watch the soap scoop preview of this storyline in EastEnders (opens in new tab), plus what drives Kat Moon to face her troubled past by returning to the convent where she gave birth to Zoe.

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 


An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.