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Phil and Denise kiss and Libby’s back with a secret

Denise finds herself falling into Phil Mitchell’s arms, next week on EastEnders.

Ben Mitchell finally decides to be who he truly is and to stop pretending to be something he is not – straight. He kisses Paul publicly in the Vic to show he is ‘Out and Proud’, hoping to receive a positive reaction. However, when his dad Phil sees the kiss, he storms out of the Vic and appears to fall off the wagon yet again and hits the bottle.

Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 25/04/2016 - Episode: 5269 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Ben and Paul share a kiss.  Everyone looks to Phil for his reaction. Louise Mitchell (TILLY KEEPER), Kush Kazemi (DAVOOD GHADAMI), Sharon Mitchell (LETITIA DEAN), Johnny Carter (TED REILLY), Ben Mitchell (HARRY REID), Paul Coker (JONNY LABEY) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron
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Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 25/04/2016 - Episode: 5269 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Ben and Paul share a kiss.  Everyone looks to Phil for his reaction. Sharon Mitchell (LETITIA DEAN), Johnny Carter (TED REILLY), Shirley Carter (LINDA HENRY), Ben Mitchell (HARRY REID), Paul Coker (JONNY LABEY) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron
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Denise Fox is also drinking and one thing leads to another and her and Phil soon share a drunken kiss!

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 19/04/2016 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 26/04/2016 - Episode: 5270 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: *STRICTLY NOT FOR PUBLICATION UNTIL 00:01HRS, TUESDAY 19TH APRIL, 2016* Both drunk, Denise & Phil start to kiss. Denise Fox (DIANE PARISH), Phil Mitchell (STEVE MCFADDEN) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron
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WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 19/04/2016 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 26/04/2016 - Episode: 5270 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: *STRICTLY NOT FOR PUBLICATION UNTIL 00:01HRS, TUESDAY 19TH APRIL, 2016* Both drunk, Denise & Phil start to kiss. Denise Fox (DIANE PARISH), Phil Mitchell (STEVE MCFADDEN) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron
© BBC / Kieron McCarron

 

The following day, Denise realises that during her drunken fling with Phil, she lost her chain. She visits the Mitchell’s house to try and retrieve her chain, but is greeted by feisty blonde Louise.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 19/04/2016 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 27/04/2016 - Episode: 5272 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: *STRICTLY NOT FOR PUBLICATION UNTIL 00:01HRS, TUESDAY 19TH APRIL, 2016* Denise attempts to retrieve her chain from Phil Denise Fox (DIANE PARISH), Louise Mitchell (TILLY KEEPER) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron
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WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 19/04/2016 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 27/04/2016 - Episode: 5272 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: *STRICTLY NOT FOR PUBLICATION UNTIL 00:01HRS, TUESDAY 19TH APRIL, 2016* Denise attempts to retrieve her chain from Phil Denise Fox (DIANE PARISH), Louise Mitchell (TILLY KEEPER) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron
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WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 19/04/2016 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 27/04/2016 - Episode: 5272 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: *STRICTLY NOT FOR PUBLICATION UNTIL 00:01HRS, TUESDAY 19TH APRIL, 2016* Denise attempts to retrieve her chain from Phil Denise Fox (DIANE PARISH), Louise Mitchell (TILLY KEEPER) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Kieron McCarron
© BBC / Kieron McCarron

Suddenly, Libby drops a bombshell on Denise. However, soap bosses are remaining tight-lipped on exactly what she tells her mum.

Denise then rushes to support an upset Libby.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 19/04/2016 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 27/04/2016 - Episode: 5271 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: *STRICTLY NOT FOR PUBLICATION UNTIL 00:01HRS, TUESDAY 19TH APRIL, 2016* Denise rushes to support Libby. Kim Fox-Hubbard (TAMEKA EMPSON), Libby Fox (BELINDA OWUSU) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 19/04/2016 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 27/04/2016 - Episode: 5271 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: *STRICTLY NOT FOR PUBLICATION UNTIL 00:01HRS, TUESDAY 19TH APRIL, 2016* Denise rushes to support Libby. Kim Fox-Hubbard (TAMEKA EMPSON), Libby Fox (BELINDA OWUSU), Denise Fox (DIANE PARISH) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
© BBC /Jack Barnes
WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 19/04/2016 - Programme Name: EastEnders - TX: 27/04/2016 - Episode: 5271 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: *STRICTLY NOT FOR PUBLICATION UNTIL 00:01HRS, TUESDAY 19TH APRIL, 2016* Denise rushes to support Libby. Kim Fox-Hubbard (TAMEKA EMPSON), Libby Fox (BELINDA OWUSU) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
© BBC / Jack Barnes

EastEnders airs these scenes all next week on BBC One and BBC One HD.

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