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Phil collapses in the Vic

Phil continues to drink himself to death, next week on EastEnders.

Persistent to continue his drinking addiction despite his deathly diagnosis, Phil carries on drinking at the Vic, and gets so drunk that he falls of his stool and crashes to the ground, leading to Paul and Phil trying to help him up.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 19/01/2016 - Programme Name: Eastenders - TX: 26/01/2016 - Episode: 5218 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: ***FORTNIGHTLIES PLEASE DO NOT USE (SOAP LIFE and ALL ABOUT SOAP) A drunk Phil sits at the bar.  Aunt Babe (ANNETTE BADLAND), Kathy Sullivan (GILLIAN TAYLFORTH), Phil Mitchell (STEVE MCFADDEN) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron
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WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 19/01/2016 - Programme Name: Eastenders - TX: 26/01/2016 - Episode: 5218 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: ***FORTNIGHTLIES PLEASE DO NOT USE (SOAP LIFE and ALL ABOUT SOAP) A drunk Phil falls off his stool and crashes to the floor.  Tracey (JANE SLAUGHTER), Paul Coker (JONNY LABEY), Phil Mitchell (STEVE MCFADDEN), Lee Carter (DANNY-BOY HATCHARD) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron
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Despite this public embarrassment, Phil continues to drink and turns up drunk to Billy and Honey’s engagement party. An unimpressed Honey looks on as Phil heckles her.

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As a drunk Phil continues to drink at the party, he begins to cough uneasily, and suddenly collapses.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 19/01/2016 - Programme Name: Eastenders - TX: 29/01/2016 - Episode: 5220 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: ***FORTNIGHTLIES PLEASE DO NOT USE (SOAP LIFE and ALL ABOUT SOAP) Phil collapses.  Jay Mitchell (JAMIE BORTHWICK), Phil Mitchell (STEVE MCFADDEN), Ronnie Mitchell (SAMANTHA WOMACK) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron
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With everyone worried and looking on in shock, the paramedics try to help Phil.

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The Mitchells rush to the hospital after the ambulance to be by Phil’s side, with Ben and Jay arriving to see how he is.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 19/01/2016 - Programme Name: Eastenders - TX: 29/01/2016 - Episode: 5220 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: ***FORTNIGHTLIES PLEASE DO NOT USE (SOAP LIFE and ALL ABOUT SOAP) Ben and Jay arrive at the hospital to see Phil.  Ronnie Mitchell (SAMANTHA WOMACK), Sharon Mitchell (LETITIA DEAN), Ben Mitchell (HARRY REID), Jay Mitchell (JAMIE BORTHWICK) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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The doctor then goes to see the family, and gives news about Phil, leaving everyone astounded.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 19/01/2016 - Programme Name: Eastenders - TX: 29/01/2016 - Episode: 5220 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: ***FORTNIGHTLIES PLEASE DO NOT USE (SOAP LIFE and ALL ABOUT SOAP) Everyone is astounded when the doctor gives news about Phil. Ronnie Mitchell (SAMANTHA WOMACK), Honey (EMMA BARTON), Billy Mitchell (PERRY FENWICK), Sharon Mitchell (LETITIA DEAN), Ben Mitchell (HARRY REID) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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Will Phil, and the rest of the family be able to pull through?

EastEnders airs these scenes next week, on BBC One.

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