The latest twist plays out as a drunken Phil has a showdown with Ben (Joshua Pascoe) outside the R&R this evening, complaining about all the trouble that Heather's murder has caused and admitting that he sometimes wishes his son had never been born.
Phil and Ben then receive a shock as they spot a livid Shirley listening to their argument nearby. As Phil attempts to discover how much his ex-partner has heard, Ben panics - especially when he spots the pair chatting to a passing police officer who is concerned about the visible tension.
Believing that Phil or Shirley could be about to turn him in, Ben rushes round to Ian's place in a desperate state - confessing that he killed Heather. How will Ian react?
EastEnders airs these scenes tonight at 8pm on BBC One.
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