SPOILER ALERT: It's enough to put you off your dinner! Phil Mitchell finally gets his girl as Sharon succumbs to his brutish charm in EastEnders
22:19 GMT, 16 April 2013
01:36 GMT, 17 April 2013
She was jilted by hunky ex copper Jack Branning and with nowhere to go, and her floppy haired son to look after, perhaps it was only natural that Sharon Watts ran into Phil Mitchell's thuggish arms.
Never afraid to turn their viewers' stomachs, EastEnders bosses have decided that the pair actually do belong together and they finally get close in the club on April 23.
Although Sharon, played by Letitia Dean, is understandably hesitant, former junkie Phil, played by Steve McFadden, persuades her to move into his oddly decorated house.
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And after much wearing her down with gifts and grim smiles it seems blonde Sharon is finally persuaded to begin a full blown relationship with the grubby mechanic and goes public in the square weeks later.
Their coupling is the latest odd romance in Walford with Ian Beale cosying up to Denise Fox, played by Adam Woodyatt and Diane Parish, and Kat Moon's wild affair with overweight gangster Derek Branning, played by Jessie Wallace and Jamie Foreman.
Although in a typical grim storyline their relationship proves hard going as Sharon's painkiller addiction rears its ugly head and Lola Pearce stumbles across pills in Phil's oddly decorated home.
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Phil fosters Lola's daughter Lexi but Sharon's drug addiction could jepordise the already unbelievable arrangement.
Lola, played by Danielle Harold, has a tough decision to make.
Meanwhile everyone's favourite villian returns – Janine Butcher.
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The murderess and calculating femme fatale, played by Charlie Brooks, returns after her husband Michael Moon bats away the attention of his nanny Alice.
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