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Exclusive: Behind the scenes at Phil and Stella's wedding

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Ahead of Phil and Stella's East-End wedding, Digital Spy takes a sneak peek behind the scenes during filming which took place last month.

The unmissable episodes - which air tomorrow and Friday - see Ben Mitchell (Charlie Jones) halt proceedings and reveal to his father, Phil (Steve McFadden), what's been going on right under his nose.

After a dramatic car chase and a rooftop showdown, Stella Crawford (Sophie Thompson) finally meets her maker. Did she jump? Or was she pushed?

Click here to see the episodes 'In Pictures' and click here to read our interview with Sophie Thompson.



Welcome to our sneak preview...




Sophie Thompson (Stella) and Steve McFadden (Phil) rehearse their lines before filming begins.




The makeup girls add the finishing touches to Sophie.




Charlie Jones (Ben Mitchell) points out that Sophie has something on her face.




The Branning clan - Jake Wood (Max), Jo Joyner (Tanya), Lorna Fitzgerald (Abi), Madeline Duggan (Lauren) - laugh at the back of the room.

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The makeup artist adds fake blood to Charlie's shirt.




Perry Fenwick (Billy Mitchell) shows Steve an EastEnders story in the newspaper.




Sophie smiles as she's finished her day's filming indoors and is told she'll be pushed off a roof tomorrow...




Steve hears the fate of Stella.




The production team walk Sophie and Steve through their rooftop scenes.


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Sophie sits under an umbrella as it begins to rain.




Steve and Sophie take a break from filming.




Sophie sits on the roof wondering how she's going to make jumping off look real. However, he stunt double is cunningly hiding behind her on the phone.




Steve and Sophie begin filming the rooftop scenes.




Steve can't believe what's just happened...


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Steve and Sophie read through their 'ground' work.




Sophie asks the producer if she can open her eyes yet.



Production add the finishing touches to Stella's dead body.




Sophie sits up on the wedding car after filming her final scenes with the show.




Jake (Max Branning), meanwhile, sits waiting for Stella to fall off the building...


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