EastEnders Spoilers: Sharon Rickman’s desperate to get back with Phil Mitchell, but he doesn’t seem so keen! Is he bluffing? (VIDEO)

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Sharon Rickman hasn’t been overly lucky in love of late, given that her former fiancé Jack Branning dumped her at the altar, and then her rekindled romance with Phil Mitchell hit the rocks after he learned of her addiction to painkillers…

However, recidivist girlfriend Sharon (Letitia Dean) isn’t finding it easy being a single woman, and in next week’s episodes, we’ll see that she’s desperate to heal the rift with Phil (Steve McFadden) and equally as keen that she and her son Dennis move back in with him…

But still fuming over the fact that Sharon put little Lexi’s life at risk – by passing out after taking a combination of drink and drugs – Phil doesn’t want to know about getting back with Sharon, and he even accuses her of manipulating Dennis and using him to get her own way when the little boy tells Phil he misses him.

Things come to something of a head when, while attending Kim Fox’s leaving do, Phil’s former fiancé Shirley Carter (Linda Henry) gloats about Phil and Sharon splitting, so in order to stop her point scoring, Phil tries to present a united front by inviting Sharon and Dennis round for dinner.

Whilst at Phil’s, Sharon goes in for a kiss, however, Phil doesn’t respond and instead puts Sharon in her place and tells her she’s pathetic prompting Sharon to leave, humiliated.

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However, the next day, Phil’s feeling lonely and he considers calling Sharon, but he’s interrupted when Lola (Danielle Harold) knocks at the door asking if he can look after Lexi so she can work. Although Phil doesn’t appear to be too happy, when he’s alone, it’s clear he’s thrilled to have Lexi for the day.

Meanwhile, in the episode that airs on Friday 31, at the B&B, Sharon barks at Dennis when he questions why they had to leave Phil’s. Shirley overhears and suggests she and Sharon have a drink together…

Surprisingly, the two begin to form a bond as Shirley opens Sharon’s eyes to the fact that she always stood by Phil, but the one time she messed up, he kicked her to the kerb.

Will Shirley’s words strike a chord with Sharon sufficiently that she thinks she’s well rid of Phil? And if so, what if he decides he wants Sharon back?

Find out soon, but for now, here’s a look at the next visit to Walford…

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.