New EastEnders trailer reveals KIDNAP horror heading for the Mitchells

Phil Mitchell EastEnders
Phil Mitchell EastEnders

EastEnders have revealed a new twist in Phil's fight for son Raymond will air tonight...

EastEnders has revealed there is yet more drama heading to the Mitchell family as Phil and Denise's son, Raymond, goes missing.

A new trailer has revealed that a war over Raymond is set to break out between Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) and Ellie Nixon over the three-year-old.

Fans of the soap will have seen Phil spending all his spare time visiting his son in hospital in recent weeks.

Phil visits Raymond in EastEnders

Phil has found a new connection to his son, Raymond (Picture: BBC)

The EastEnders legend has been given the chance to get to know Raymond again after he was put up for adoption as a baby.

But since Raymond's grandmother, Ellie, found out who Phil really was, the drama has ramped up a gear.

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Ellie's true colours are revealed...

In the new trailer, Callum Highway can be seen using his police contacts to dig up information about Ellie, and he soon finds something sinister.

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Discovering that the road accident involving Ellie's son and the rest of his family was actually a retaliation attack, Callum relays the news to Ben that she is dangerous.

But it seems that before anyone can track Ellie down, she has vanished into thin air and taken little Raymond with her.

The trailer also reveals Phil turning to Denise, Raymond's biological mother, for help.

Jack Branning confronts Denise in EastEnders

Denise is desperate to keep her son safe (Picture: BBC)

While the pair were once at war themselves over their son, it seems they could be soon joining forces in a bid to bring him home to safety.

But Ellie seems to be a ruthless character... could it be that Phil has finally met his match?

Hard times for Kush 

Also in the trailer, Kush is finding himself out of his depth following his gambling addiction.

After turning to poker to make money for his family, Kush seems to have got himself into some serious trouble with some seriously dodgy people.

Denise tells Ellie that Phil is Raymond's father in EastEnders

The trailer reveals that Ellie Nixon is hiding a dangerous side (Picture: BBC)

It's no secret that the character is set to exit Walford in the coming months with actor David Ghadami bowing out of the soap.

But could this be the beginning of the end for Kush?

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. 

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 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.