EastEnders Phil Mitchell cheats death again?

EastEnders: Phil Mitchell’s life hangs in balance again

Phil has narrowly avoided death more than once

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In tonight’s episode of EastEnders (Tuesday, July 5) Phil Mitchell faces death as prison enemy Craig tells him he dies tomorrow.

As he stares death in the face yet again, is this finally the end of the great Phil Mitchell?

This isn’t the first time Phil has had a near-death experience. Not by a long stretch!

Here are 12 times Phil Mitchell has narrowly escaped death. Will he be so lucky this week?

EastEnders: Phil Mitchell near death experiences

Phil has avoided death more than once (Credit: BBC)

1. Sharongate (1994)

Back in 1994, Phil’s brother Grant found out that his wife Sharon was having an affair with Phil.

A conversation was recorded which showed Sharon talking about the affair.

Grant heard the recording and played it at Phil and Kathy’s engagement party.

Later Grant turned violent and attacked his brother, causing him to have a blood clot on the brain.

However Phil survived.

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2. Thames crash (1999)

Just five years later, Grant ended up sleeping with Phil’s wife Kathy (yes, they did get married).

Phil threatened his brother with a gun as they fled an armed robbery.

He shot Grant as he drove and they went into the River Thames.

Both brothers survived, however Phil did spend some time in a coma.

Phil Mitchell grimaces as he falls to the floor having been shot
The first time Phil was shot was a huge whodunnit! (Credit: BBC)

3. Who shot Phil? (2001)

In 2001, Phil was shot in one of the soap’s biggest ‘whodunit’ storylines.

Of course he survived and it was revealed his shooter turned out to be his ex-girlfriend Lisa, the mother of his daughter Louise.

4. The car crash (2007)

Phil went on a camping trip with Ian Beale and their sons Ben and Peter.

As an argument kicked off on the way home, Phil failed to spot a fallen tree in the road and lost control of the car, ending up in a lake.

Phil and Ian survived and Phil managed to rescue Ben and Peter.

Phil set fire to The Vic and nearly died, but was saved (Credit: BBC)

5. The Queen Vic fire (2010)

While addicted to crack cocaine, Phil was locked in the pub by his mum Peggy, who tried to get him to quit cold Turkey.

He escaped, began drinking again and set the pub on fire.

As everyone else escaped, Phil helped himself to cash. However a wooden beam fell on him.

But guess what? He was saved.

6. EastEnders: Phil Mitchell’s heart attack (2011)

Ian Beale discovered Phil in the club as he was having a heart attack and sat by watching him suffer.

When Glenda Mitchell called paramedics Ian even hid Phil to prevent him getting help.

However when Ben, Ian’s half-brother, asked where his dad was, he decided to get him medical attention.

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7. Another Car crash (2013)

In 2013, Phil was involved in yet another car crash.

Carl White cut the breaks on his own car. But as Phil drove, Carl unfastened Phil’s seatbelt from the passenger seat and Phil was thrown through the windscreen.

The same year he received a punch by Jack Branning and Jack feared he killed him.

However as we know, Phil has more than nine lives.

EastEnders Shirley aims a gun out of the window of The Vic
Shirley wanted revenge for being dumped (Credit: BBC)

8. Phil shot by Shirley (2014)

The next year, Phil was shot once again on his wedding day to Sharon.

Phil and Shirl had been having an affair, but when he chose Sharon, Shirley snapped.

She shot him and left him bleeding on the floor, with weeping Sharon by his side.

However, he survived once again.

EastEnders bad boy Phil Mitchell cheated death when was given a liver transplant (Credit: BBC)

9. Liver damage (2016)

After a battle with alcohol addiction, it unsurprisingly turned out Phil had severe liver damage.

It took a year for him to get a new liver.

However after a series of obstacles, Phil was given a transplant towards the end of 2016.

10. Gas explosion (2017)

In 2017, a gas main exploded and Phil was sent flying, landing on a pile of bin bags.

Of course, he survived the explosion. However that wasn’t his last near-death experience.

EastEnders Phil bangs on container doors looking for Louise
Louise’s life was in danger – and so was Phil’s! (Credit: BBC)

11. Hit by a brick (2019)

In 2019, his daughter Louise was kidnapped by Phil’s newest enemy.

She was tied up and held in a shipping container.

Ben had secretly been working with the gangsters who were out to get Phil, and his son hit him over the head with a brick.

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EastEnders Stacey Martin and Kat are in shock after Stacey attacks Phil Mitchell
Kat and Martin covered for Stacey who fled (Credit: BBC)

12. Attacked by Stacey Slater (2019)

The same year, Phil was hit over the head by Stacey Fowler.

Phil was getting into an argument with Stacey’s cousin Kat (who is now in a relationship with Phil) and Stacey’s then-husband Martin.

But Phil, of course, survived and Stacey fled Walford.

Phil looking around EastEnders
Is it the end for the great Phil Mitchell? (Credit: BBC)

13. Death finally catches up with Phil in EastEnders this week?

Phil has made a dangerous enemy in prison in the form of fellow inmate Craig.

Although he’s already survived their initial fight with some cuts and bruises, Craig is now keen to let Phil know he’s going to kill him.

He scrawls Phil’s date of death on the cell wall indicating that Phil will die tomorrow.

Phil is desperate and turns to Ravi for protection.

However, DCI Keeble soon destroys any hope Phil had for back-up.

As Craig and his men arrive on Wednesday July 6, is this one situation Phil just can’t get out of?

Is that is for Phil Mitchell after all these years?

EastEnders usually airs Monday to Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC One.

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Charlotte Rodrigues
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Charlotte Rodrigues joined Entertainment Daily in April 2018, as Audience Engagement Executive. A huge soap fan, Charlotte then became Senior Soap Writer, delivering the latest storylines and spoilers to our followers.