EastEnders' Shirley Carter dumps Phil Mitchell

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Linda Henry

Linda Henry

'EastEnders' Shirley Carter dumps Phil Mitchell when she finds out his son Ben murdered her best friend Heather Trott and they kept it a secret from her.

'EastEnders' Shirley Carter dumps Phil Mitchell when she finds out his son Ben murdered her best friend Heather Trott.

The bolshy blonde breaks off her engagement after discovering the truth about her pal who died when the youngster (played by Joshua Pascoe) hit her over the head with a photo frame and feels she has no choice as Phil kept it a secret from her.

A source told Inside Soap magazine: "The Mitchell family find themselves at the centre of a hate campaign. The Albert Square residents are quick to either shun them or publicly lash out. And as the reality of the tragic situation dawns on broken Shirley (Linda Henry), she's left with no other choice but to walk out on the man she loves - for good."

This could be good news for Letitia Dean's character Sharon Rickman after the actress recently revealed she would love for Sharon and Steve McFadden's Phil, who have had flings in the past, to resume their relationship.

She said: "I've always loved working with Steve - I think he's fantastic. I think there's always going to be that frisson between Phil and Sharon. I don't know where it's going to go - I'm not quite sure yet. But I'm sure it'll be fantastic."

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