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EastEnders’ Steve McFadden holidays with co-stars in Majorca

His on-screen sons and son-in-law-to-be were with him

On-screen things might not be going great for Phil Mitchell and his family relations, but off it is a different story.

While Phil lies fighting for his life after being attacked by Stacey Fowler, his alter ego Steve McFadden is enjoying a holiday in Majorca – with his younger co-stars.

Pictured with Danny Walters (Keanu Taylor), Jamie Borthwick (Jay Mitchell), and Max Bowden (Ben Mitchell), the 60-year-old looks in good spirits as they soak up the sun.

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Max posted the image of the four ‘Mitchell men’ to his Instagram page, captioning it: “Living our best life in Majorca.”

While tensions in the Mitchell clan are currently at breaking point, it looks like exactly the opposite for the boys in the real world.

Fans were thrilled with the snap, with one of the EastEnders script editors commenting: “This is one of the best photos I have ever seen on Instagram.”

“Phil Mitchell in holiday clothes is the best thing I’ve seen on Instagram,” agreed another fan.

A third said: “This is the best photo ever,” with someone else echoing the sentiment: “Best picture everrrrr.”

“If I bumped in to you lot on holiday together it would be all I ever talked about for the rest of my life,” added another.

Phil’s in a fix (Credit: BBC)

It’s good to seem them all smiling as things in Walford are pretty heavy right now.

Last week Stacey Fowler walloped Phil over the head with a wrench to stop her husband Martin from getting a beating.

As Stacey, Martin and Kat Slater came up with a plan to avoid getting caught – by police or a vengeful Phil if he ever recovers – Phil lay bleeding to death in the garage.

That is until son Ben stumbled upon his body…

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 02/08/2019 - Programme Name: EastEnders - July - September - 2019 - TX: 01/08/2019 - Episode: EastEnders - July - September - 2019 - 5964 (No. 5964) - Picture Shows: *NOT FOR USE PRE-TX WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL* Ben finds Phil injured and surprises Kat, Martin and Stacey, Ben Mitchell (MAX BOWDEN) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
Ben found his dad Phil injured in the garage car pit (Credit: BBC)

But instead of rushing to his father’s aid, opportunist Ben saw the chance to work the tragic situation to his advantage.

Furious that Phil has written him out of his will, Ben decided to exact a spot of revenge…

After threatening Kat, Stacey and Martin with a gun to keep quiet, he decided to leave Phil to meet a grisly end in the garage pit.

Ben pulled a gun on Stacey, Martin and Kat
Ben pulled a gun on Stacey, Martin and Kat warning them to keep quiet (Credit: BBC)

Conniving Ben then set about FRAMING Keanu Taylor for the attack, wrapping up the weapon in Keanu’s overalls and hiding the evidence behind some tyres.

After some time, Ben DID call the emergency services, putting on an Oscar-worthy performance as a grief-stricken son.

As the forensics team arrived and found the weapon, Ben told the police: “There was an argument. I thought I saw someone running away.

“This is ridiculous. He can’t have anything to do with all of this. He works with us, he’s one of us. Keanu. Keanu Taylor.”

Ben Mitchell sets up Keanu Taylor
Ben Mitchell, you really are a piece of work! (Credit: BBC)

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Viewers were in shock by Ben’s actions, with some calling him “evil”, “a lying dirty rat” and “horrible”.

Others thought the episode was “mind-blowing”.

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