Phil Mitchel was whacked over the head with a spanner and it doesn’t look like he will be waking up
Phil Mitchell appears to be ‘dead’ – and viewers were horrified by the identity of his attacker.
The Walford hardman may finally meet his maker after being clobbered over the head with a spanner and falling into the garage pit.
It looked like Phil was going to kill Kat Slater and then Martin Fowler until he was assaulted from behind.
Shocked viewers discovered that it was actually Stacey Fowler who has possibly murdered Philip – which many are predicting will lead to Lacey Turner’s exit storyline.
But half of Albert Square are now possible suspects after Phil had heated run-ins with multiple enemies before he was left for dead.
After being mocked by Kat in the pub over his missing £50k, furious Phil threatened her son Tommy.
The pair had a bust-up in The Arches and it looked like Kat may be harmed until Martin came bursting in.
Martin lost his rag when Phil called Stacey his “nutjob of a wife” – leading the pair to become embroiled in a brawl.
Phil gained the upperhand with some punches to the gut and was about to beat Martin up with a crowbar.
However, he was rescued when wife Stacey appeared from nowhere and smashed Phil with a spanner.
Phil was left lying on the floor with his eyes glossed over – so is he really going to die?
Obviously Stacey, Martin and Kat will all be suspects and could face a murder charge if Phil dies.
They aren’t the only ones, as Phil clashed with Ben after his son found out he had been written out of his dad’s will.
While Phil also had a very public shouting match with Keanu Taylor after he threatened to take Louise and their baby away for good if he didn’t stop his dodgy dealings.
This is not the first time that Phil has diced with death as he has survived a number of life-threatening situations.
He had a blood clot on the brain after being attacked by Grant, then the brothers plunged into the river Thames in a car.
Most famously he was shot in a massive who-dunnit? in 2001 by Lisa Fowler.
Phil was also shot by Shirley Carter in 2014, prompting the Stormzy lyric: “I’m a badman like Shirley”.
The Albert Square thug has also managed to survive a fire in the pub, being strangled, abducted and Cirrhosis.
Could this be the time where he doesn’t make it?