Phil Mitchell pops the question to Shirley after he nearly dies

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EastEnders’ Phil Mitchell is getting engaged to bolshy love interest Shirley Carter.

The hardman pops the question after a heart attack nearly kills him and forces him to re-evaluate his life.

But at first Shirley – played by Linda Henry – turns him down.

‘He has been married several times before so he doesn’t have a great record,’ an insider tells the Daily Mirror.

‘There are sure to be a few twists and turns before they make it down the aisle.’

Love rival Glenda Mitchell threatens to expose her romps with Phil – played by Steve McFadden, 51 – and ruin the couple’s big day.

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