EastEnders: Will Phil Mitchell get custody of baby Lexi? And will he shut Lola out of the baby’s life if he does? (VIDEO)

by Lynn Connolly

In tomorrow night’s visit to Walford, it’s a big day for Lola Pearce (Danielle Harold) as she has to take the stand and declare to the family court that she considers Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) to be capable of taking care of her baby daughter, Lexi…

However, as you’ll see in the clip after the jump, when all eyes are on her waiting for her to say the words that could ensure Phil gets custody, she’s hesitant.

Will she risk losing Lexi forever by saying Phil’s not fit to raise the little girl? Or will she say she does trust him, and therefore at least her baby will be back on the Square…

Well we don’t want to ruin the outcome for you, but by New Year, Lola and the Mitchell family are planning Lexi’s Christening – and of course, that doesn’t necessarily mean she’s in Phil’s care; they could be simply allowed to Christen the infant – and even that turns into a battle of wills!

And those battles are the kind that Phil Mitchell is used to winning, and woe betide anyone who stands in the way. But that’s precisely what Lola will try to do when she tells Phil that he can choose who will be Lexi’s godparents, but only on the condition that she gets to spend time with her daughter without him staring over her shoulder.

It again remains to be seen how that will pan out, but Phil rarely, if ever actually, backs down on something!

And he’s set to make it clear to everyone in Walford that he makes the decisions where Lexi’s concerned as he organises a big party to celebrate his granddaughter’s Christening.

So, will Lola be sidelined from Lexi’s life if Phil gets custody of her? Or will he play nice and do what’s best for the baby?

For now, here’s a look at Lola’s court appearance tomorrow…

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.