EastEnders first look as Phil is finally released from prison and seeks revenge for Ben’s rape


EASTENDERS looks to be hotting up as behind-the-scenes snaps from an upcoming episode show Phil Mitchell seeking revenge.

The BBC One soap character – played by Steve McFadden – has been released from prison and is set to get revenge for his son’s rape.

Ben, played by Max Bowden, was sexually assaulted by rapist Lewis Butler, who is portrayed by Aidan O’Callaghan.

Behind-the-scenes snaps show character Phil embroiled in a grisly revenge act as the show was filmed at a warehouse in East London.

Wearing black trousers, a black shirt and a black jacket, actor Steve, 63, kept his head down as he strode round the unused building.

He donned a bucket hat in a number of the snaps as he kicked back and relaxed between scenes with his co-stars.



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Elsewhere, Phil’s son Ben and his sister Sam Mitchell, played by Kim Medcalf, were both involved in the dramatic scenes.

Actor Max was seen looking worse for wear with a bloodied face as he walked round the set, with Kim following shortly behind.

It comes as EastEnders prepares to show Ben Mitchell struggling to deal with the trauma Lewis Butler left him with.

Next week in EastEnders, his nephew Peter Beale will be getting his own revenge with one cruel gesture.

Ben has tried his best to get on with his life despite the pain he was left with after Lewis Butler raped him.

The drunken evening has remained etched into his mind but he has luckily found support from Jay Brown (Jamie Borthwick) and his mother, another assault survivor, Kathy Beale (Gillian Taylforth).

But much like anybody trying to cope with traumatic memories, nothing is ever smooth sailing for Ben and a nasty prank by Peter Beale (Dayle Hudson) will only open his wounds again.

Coming up, Ben and Jay return home but Kathy, the first resident to find out her son was raped, quickly realises that Ben is still struggling.

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He reluctantly agrees to take his daughter Lexi to a Pride fair in the Square, perhaps in the hopes his spirits can be lifted.

But when the pair get ready, Peter decides to drop off a box of lost property and Lexi pulls out the shirt Lewis was wearing when he attacked Ben.