Phil Mitchell is stunned when Jay begs him to follow him to the Arches next week – his estranged son, Ben, is waiting for him.

Ben got out of prison onths ago after doing time for Heather’s manslaughter, but kept away from Albert Square. He’s been in contact with Jay, though, and returns to try and stop Phil  from marrying Sharon.

He believes Phil should be with Shirley. But when he hears why Phil’s marrying Sharon and when Shirley attacks him, Ben soon changes his allegiances…

Watch the scoop on next week’s dramatic EastEnders, above.