Phil set for summer EastEnders showdown
The Daily Star Sunday reports that the hatred between Phil and Derek Branning intensifies after Phil sees his rival trying to befriend son Ben (Joshua Pascoe).
A source told the paper: "Phil and Derek have a number of scores to settle.
"They've never liked each other and Derek took great pleasure in tormenting Phil while he was in prison.
"And now that he's out he's going to take him down.
"He wants the Arches and the Queen Vic pub and will do everything he can to get them from Phil.
"This is going to be one hell of a battle and viewers are in for a real treat as their bitter war slowly intensifies.
"There really is no guessing who will come out on top.
"Derek is evil but Phil can more than handle him.
"Viewers are going to be in for one hell of a summer in Walford."