EastEnders fans are calling for THIS controversial couple to be REUNITED

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Could there be a reunion on the cards for Phil Mitchell and Shirley Carter in EastEnders?

EastEnders legend Phil Mitchell might be a man on a mission trying to work out who landed him in hospital  recently, but that hasn't stopped soap fans planning his future love life.

EastEnders viewers have loved seeing Shirley and Phil back in cahoots as she became his latest business partner recently, and their hilarious banter and unstoppable bond has got everyone thinking that they could be a couple once again.

EastEnders Sharon Mitchell talks to Phil Mitchell

EastEnders fans think Phil should ditch Sharon in favour for Shirley (Picture: BBC)

Fans have taken to social media to share just how much they love Shirley and Phil together, and have even suggested Mr Mitchell ditches wife Sharon and reunites with his former flame...

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Last night's EastEnders saw Phil on the warpath just moments after setting foot back in Albert Square after being released from hospital, determined to get to the bottom of his mysterious attack.

Not only was he less than impressed with his welcome home party set up by Ben, he was soon visiting Jay trying to find out why him and Ben were arguing by his bedside at the hospital.

While Jay remained loyal to Ben and made up a line about Ben getting emotional seeing Phil in a hospital bed, Phil went to The Arches to see if he could piece together the events of that fateful night.

Phil Mitchell intimidates Kat

Phil confronted Kat about the night he was attacked (Picture: BBC)

Eventually he thought he had worked it all out and paid Kat a surprise visit... but despite her taking the blame for what happened and covering for Stacey, she also let slip that Ben was more involved than he is letting on.

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But while Phil struggles to get to the bottom of what really happened the night he was attacked, it seems Shirley will be by his side every step of the way.

Phil wants answers from Kat in EastEnders

Has Phil worked out the truth? (Picture: BBC)

She was the first person who he called when he worked out the Slaters were involved in his attack, and it doesn't look like she is going to be going anywhere for a long time.

Could Sharon's baby secret finally get revealed, pushing Phil back in former flame Shirley's arms?

EastEnders airs Monday and Friday at 8pm and Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC One.

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and whattowatch.com writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.