EastEnders hardman Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) is to embark on an affair with his ex Shirley in a major new storyline.
According to the Daily Star, Phil finally succumbs to his feelings for Shirley (Linda Henry) and the pair arrange secret sex sessions around Albert Square, with the development expected to begin on screen in a matter of weeks.
Phil is currently engaged to Sharon Rickman (Letitia Dean), who is already plotting her revenge against him after discovering that he masterminded the recent attack on her bar which left her critical in hospital.
Last month Shirley confessed to Phil that she still has feelings for him whilst Sharon was recuperating from the attack.
“Shirley and Phil know everything about each other, good and bad, it’s part of their attraction. They feel like they can be themselves with each other.” – EastEnders Source
EastEnders continues tonight at 7.30pm on BBC Two