EastEnders fans in STITCHES after this brilliant Phil Mitchell moment last night

Phil Mitchell EastEnders BBC
Phil Mitchell EastEnders BBC

EastEnders fans are loving this new side to Phil Mitchell...

EastEnders fans have fallen in love with Walford legend Phil Mitchell all over again after his hilarious antics in last night's episode.

Viewers will already know that Phil (Steve McFadden) has been secretly visiting son Raymond in hospital while keeping his true identity a secret from Ellie Nixon.

Phil Mitchell and Raymond EastEnders

Raymond has been in hospital since the car crash that killed his adoptive family (Picture: BBC) (Image credit: BBC)

Phil has made it his mission to bring Raymond home to Walford after his adoptive family were all tragically killed in a car crash last month.

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But the moment that got fans talking on social media last night came when Raymond's grandma Ellie left Phil alone with the three-year-old while she spoke to the doctors.

EastEnders Phil

Phil wanted to take home a souvenir picture with his son (Picture: BBC) (Image credit: BBC)

Seizing the chance to get a picture of his son, Phil whipped his phone out to take a photo.

EastEnders Phil

Look how happy he is! There's a face we don't get to see very often from Phil (Picture: BBC) (Image credit: BBC)

But instead of a regular photo, fans were left in stitches after he started taking selfies with his sleeping son...

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But while Phil might be enjoying his secret visits to the hospital for now, it looks like his cover is about to be blown.

Last night Lola Pearce discovered the truth about Phil and Denise's son and spilled the beans to Denise that Phil had been visiting Raymond.

Phil talks to Ellie in EastEnders

Ellie currently has no idea who Phil really is... (Picture: BBC)

Not wanting Raymond to be taken in by the trouble-making Mitchells, Denise's worst nightmare appeared to be coming true and she made a hasty call to Ellie.

After asking Ellie to meet with her, could Denise be planning to reveal who Phil really is to Raymond's unsuspecting grandma?

As the fight for Raymond gets underway, it looks like things are set to get very messy.

EastEnders airs Mondays at 8.05pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.35pm and Fridays at 8.30pm on BBC One - see our TV Guide for full listings.

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. 

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