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Phil decides he wants to die in EastEnders!

Phil, transplant
Phil feels he's undeserving of a new liver and wants to give up the fight to stay alive…

It's a big week for desperately ill Phil Mitchell as he finds out if he can be saved by having a liver transplant. But does he want to be?

It's been a tough 2016 for the Mitchells in EastEnders, with Phil's liver condition worsening and the loss of matriarch Peggy earlier this year.

But even with the support of wife Sharon and his children, including Ben who unsuccessfully tried to be a living donor, why does dying Phil reject the life-saving chance to go on the transplant list?

Phil Mitchell alcoholic

Phil Mitchell alcoholic

Mitchells, Phil

Sharon and Louise prepare for the all-important hospital appointment, in the hope that it's good news for Phil

Sharon and Louise prepare for the all-important hospital appointment, in the hope that it's good news for Phil

Hospital, Phil, Sharon

It's good and bad news for Phil as his doctor explains his latest blood test results…

It's good and bad news for Phil as his doctor explains his latest blood test results…

Hospital, Mitchells, Phil

After being sober for six months, Phil can go on the transplant list... but he may be too ill to survive the wait

After being sober for six months, Phil can go on the transplant list... but he may be too ill to survive the wait

Sharon, Louise

But the family are in for a shock when Phil makes a big decision, following the news from the consultant

But the family are in for a shock when Phil makes a big decision, following the news from the consultant

Phil, transplant

Phil feels he's undeserving of a new liver and wants to give up the fight to stay alive…

Phil feels he's undeserving of a new liver and wants to give up the fight to stay alive…

Phil, transplant

Phil feels he's undeserving of a new liver and wants to give up the fight to stay alive…

Phil feels he's undeserving of a new liver and wants to give up the fight to stay alive…

Sharon, Phil, transplant

With Phil refusing to go on the transplant list, Sharon tries to reason with him…

With Phil refusing to go on the transplant list, Sharon tries to reason with him…

Phil, Dennis, transplant

When Dennis later confides in Phil, will the stubborn mechanic think differently about his decision or maintain his death wish? Watch EastEnders on BBC1 from Monday, November 21

When Dennis later confides in Phil, will the stubborn mechanic think differently about his decision or maintain his death wish? Watch EastEnders on BBC1 from Monday, November 21