EastEnders SPOILER: Phil Mitchell is arrested after kidnapping his son Raymond


Tensions are set to reach breaking point on EastEnders as Phil Mitchell is arrested for kidnapping his son Raymond.

Steve McFadden, who plays Phil, was seen filming tense scenes alongside actors dressed in police uniforms on Sunday. 

He was also joined by his co-stars Letitia Dean, who plays Sharon Watts, and Jessie Wallace, who plays Kat Slater. 

Spoiler: Tensions are set to reach breaking point on EastEnders as Phil Mitchell is arrested for kidnapping his son Raymond

Spoiler: Tensions are set to reach breaking point on EastEnders as Phil Mitchell is arrested for kidnapping his son Raymond

Desperate to have custody of his son, Phil kidnaps him from takes him to Clacton-on-Sea.

Steve was seen in character as Phil having a father-son moment with Raymond as the boy threw stones into the sea.  

His plans are thwarted by Sharon and Kat who end up tracking him down to a campsite where he was keeping Raymond.

They plead with Phil to see sense and return Raymond but it’s not long before the police are involved and Phil finds himself in handcuffs.

Plot: Desperate to have custody of his son, Phil kidnaps him from takes him to Clacton-on-Sea

Scene: Steve was seen in character as Phil having a father-son moment with Raymond as the boy threw stones into the sea

Plot: Desperate to have custody of his son, Phil kidnaps him from takes him to Clacton-on-Sea

Filming: He was also joined by his co-stars Letitia Dean, who plays Sharon Watts, and Jessie Wallace, who plays Kat Slater

Filming: He was also joined by his co-stars Letitia Dean, who plays Sharon Watts, and Jessie Wallace, who plays Kat Slater

Back in July, viewers watched as Phil demanded joint custody of Raymond from the boy’s mother Denise Fox.

Denise had Raymond after a one night stand with Phil and later gave him up for adoption.

However, when his adopted parents died in a car accident, the pair teamed up to save Raymond from his gangster grandmother.

Phil was seen telling Denise: ‘I’m going to fight for my boy. I want joint custody.

Tense: Knowing law enforcement were following his tracks, Phil kept watch

Tense: Knowing law enforcement were following his tracks, Phil kept watch 

Story: Phil plans are thwarted by Sharon and Kat who end up tracking him down to a campsite

Drama: They plead with Phil to see sense and return Raymond

Story: Phil plans are thwarted by Sharon and Kat who end up tracking him down to a campsite where he was keeping Raymond

Confrontation: Steve McFadden, who plays Phil, was seen filming tense scenes alongside actors dressed in police uniforms on Sunday

Confrontation: Steve McFadden, who plays Phil, was seen filming tense scenes alongside actors dressed in police uniforms on Sunday

Casual: Letitia (right) sported a black top with a matching pair of jeans for the day

Outfit: She added height to her frame with a pair of ankle boots

Casual: Letitia (right) sported a black top with a matching pair of jeans for the day

Family: Back in July, viewers watched as Phil demanded joint custody of Raymond from the boy's mother Denise Fox

Family: Back in July, viewers watched as Phil demanded joint custody of Raymond from the boy’s mother Denise Fox

‘Why should he be in your life and not mine? I kept him safe. Who kept him safe and who got him under your roof in the first place? I am his dad and I want to be there for him.

‘And if you aren’t going to give me that then I reckon the judge will.’

A stunned Denise replied: ‘You wouldn’t dare take this to the courts – we could both lose him.’ 

Undeterred, Phil said: ‘What did you say to me before – that I’ll never see him again.

‘If that’s the case I’ve got nothing to lose, have I? Well Raymond is my flesh and blood and you will not keep me out of his life.’

Past: Denise had Raymond after a one night stand with Phil and later gave him up for adoption

Past: Denise had Raymond after a one night stand with Phil and later gave him up for adoption

Style: Jessie wrapped up in an animal print coat which she paired with matching boots

Looking good: She wore her locks in a cropped style

Style: Jessie wrapped up in an animal print coat which she paired with matching boots

Tragedy: When Raymond's adopted parents died in a car accident, the pair teamed up to save Raymond from his gangster grandmother

Tragedy: When Raymond’s adopted parents died in a car accident, the pair teamed up to save Raymond from his gangster grandmother

Argument: Phil was seen telling Denise: 'I'm going to fight for my boy. I want joint custody'

Argument: Phil was seen telling Denise: ‘I’m going to fight for my boy. I want joint custody’

He said: 'Why should he be in your life and not mine? I kept him safe'

He said: ‘Why should he be in your life and not mine? I kept him safe’

It comes after Billy Murray claimed his former co-star Steve McFadden should be knighted for his hard work on the soap. 

Billy, 79, who played gangster Johnny Allen between 2005 and 2006, believes that his past colleague deserves a honour for being in the BBC One soap for so long.

He told The Mirror: ‘Steve McFadden should be knighted. He works so hard. He should be Sir Steve.

‘He has been in EastEnders forever and it is tough working in a soap… Robert De Niro wouldn’t do it, the big actors wouldn’t.

‘You get a script, learn the lines and then it all changes. It takes a lot of your energy.’ 

He added: 'Who kept him safe and who got him under your roof in the first place? I am his dad and I want to be there for him'

He added: ‘Who kept him safe and who got him under your roof in the first place? I am his dad and I want to be there for him’

Storyline: Sharon and Phil's relationship ended after her affair with Keanu Taylor came to light

Relationship: Kat has had a romance with Phil in the last few months

Storyline: Sharon and Phil’s relationship ended after her affair with Keanu Taylor came to light

Tension: Denise warned Phil not to involve the law, telling him: 'You wouldn't dare take this to the courts - we could both lose him'

Tension: Denise warned Phil not to involve the law, telling him: ‘You wouldn’t dare take this to the courts – we could both lose him’

Phil replied: 'What did you say to me before - that I'll never see him again'

Phil replied: ‘What did you say to me before – that I’ll never see him again’

He added: 'If that's the case I've got nothing to lose, have I? Well Raymond is my flesh and blood and you will not keep me out of his life'

He added: ‘If that’s the case I’ve got nothing to lose, have I? Well Raymond is my flesh and blood and you will not keep me out of his life’

Looking good: Letitia appeared in good spirits as she arrived on set

Looking good: Letitia appeared in good spirits as she arrived on set 

Mainstay: Phil Mitchell is arguably one of EastEnders' most iconic characters, and has been involved in many high-profile storylines over the years

Who shot Phil? One of his most famous plots saw him shot by an unknown character in 2001, who was later revealed to be his ex-girlfriend Lisa Shaw (Lucy Benjamin)

Mainstay: Phil Mitchell is arguably one of EastEnders’ most iconic characters, and has been involved in many high-profile storylines over the years

Phil Mitchell is arguably one of EastEnders’ most iconic characters, and has been involved in many high-profile storylines over the years.

One of his most famous plots saw him shot by an unknown character in 2001, who was later revealed to be his ex-girlfriend Lisa Shaw (Lucy Benjamin).

Phil quickly became rivals with Billy’s on-screen character Johnny Allen, with things escalating during the soap’s Get Johnny Week in early 2006, which also saw the return of Grant Mitchell (Ross Kemp).

Johnny was later killed off in October 2006, in which he died of a heart attack while serving time in prison.

In recent scenes broadcast in the series, Phil’s ex-wife Sharon revealed that she wants to become involved in his money laundering scheme.

EastEnders airs on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays on BBC One. 

Return: Phil quickly became rivals with Billy's on-screen character Johnny Allen, with things escalating during the soap's Get Johnny Week in early 2006, which also saw the return of Grant Mitchell (Ross Kemp)

Return: Phil quickly became rivals with Billy’s on-screen character Johnny Allen, with things escalating during the soap’s Get Johnny Week in early 2006, which also saw the return of Grant Mitchell (Ross Kemp)

Shocking: Johnny was later killed off in October 2006, in which he died of a heart attack while serving time in prison

Shocking: Johnny was later killed off in October 2006, in which he died of a heart attack while serving time in prison

Crime: In recent scenes broadcast in the series, Phil's ex-wife Sharon revealed that she wants to become involved in his money laundering scheme

Crime: In recent scenes broadcast in the series, Phil’s ex-wife Sharon revealed that she wants to become involved in his money laundering scheme

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