EastEnders Spoilers: Tanya Branning and Phil Mitchell become an item? How will Max and Sharon react?! (VIDEO)


Coming up in next week’s EastEnders, Tanya Branning and Phil Mitchell are set to become something of an item, and even end up spending the night together after a booze fuelled date!

The plot twist begins on Monday, March 18th when Tanya (Jo Joyner) spots that Phil (Steve McFadden) has dozed off in the café…

Bemused, she wakes him, and the two begin chatting, finding a bond in the fact that neither has a very high opinion of the other. However, they’re interrupted when Sharon (Letitia Dean) returns to inform Tanya that she’s just seen Max (Jake Wood) flat-hunting on the Square.

Then, in the episode that airs on Tuesday, March 19th Tanya manages to lock herself out of the house while young Oscar is still inside. Somewhat frantic, Tanya’s grateful when Phil offers to watch out for Oscar through the door while Tanya goes to get Max’s keys.

She soon returns and lets herself in, relieved that Oscar’s fine and she again thanks Phil, but later, Max spots Tanya and asks for his keys back, however, she responds that he has no need of them anymore…

He replies that he should keep them for the type of emergency that happened earlier, adding that without a man in her life, Tanya’s vulnerable. Annoyed, Tanya lies and tells Max that actually, she is seeing someone.


Meanwhile, Phil has overheard the conversation, so, not wanting Tanya to look like a fool if Max uncovers her lie, he asks Tanya round for dinner. She accepts, but it’s not long before she’s wondering if that was a mistake.

However, the evening goes well, and after Phil walks her home, he kisses her on the cheek but unbeknownst to the couple, Sharon’s watching…

In the episode that airs on Thursday, March 21st, Sharon asks Tanya how her evening with Phil went, but it’s obvious she isn’t overly comfortable with the situation, and neither is Max when Kirsty (Kierston Wareing) informs him about Tanya and Phil’s date.


Max later confronts Tanya about Phil, saying that he doesn’t want him around the kids, but Tanya rebuffs him, telling him to mind his own business, and she goes off to get ready for her second date of the week with Phil.

And again, the evening goes well, but when Tanya has a few too many and suggestively moves the party upstairs, Phil takes the hint and follows her…

Find out next week what happens next! For now, here’s a look at the next episode of ‘Enders…


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.

1 Comment

  1. Aoife o Grady on March 20, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    I know what Tanya is doing she is only trying to make max jealous and is using phil as a pawn in her mind games with max this is classic max and Tanya what they do best at is playing mind games with each other Tanya would never touch phil with a barge pole she prefers her men with class and there is nothing class about phil Mitchell he is just a thug and a bully and always will be

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