Actors Steve McFadden (Phil Mitchell) and Linda Henry (Shirley Carter) took their lives in their hands when they went onto The Vic’s roof to film Shirley’s abseil, on screen next week
Steve looks distinctly nervous – surely tough nut Phil Mitchell isn’t afraid of heights?
He’s all smiles, though, when Linda ignores his advice not to look down!
For the more risky shots, a stunt double is brought in to play Shirley, who’s agreed to abseil down the The Vic for charity
As the shot is set up, the rest of the cast and crew gather below to watch – with their fingers firmly crossed!
Steve looks relieved when the scene is finally in the can…
…and everyone down below breathes a sigh of relief! Watch how the dramatic scene turned out when it’s shown on EastEnders on BBC1 on Thursday, August 9