A Queen Vic eyeballing session next week has led to speculation that EastEnders hardman Phil Mitchell's (Steve McFadden) new enemy has been found.

Warning: spoiler alert!

Phil becomes involved in the money row between Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) and newcomer Carl White (Daniel Coonan).

Phil approaches Carl in the Queen Vic to find out more about the dispute.

While stressing he is not trying to muscle in on Phil's territory, Carl is unrepentant about his behaviour.

Phil later tells Ian to get the money to Carl – but will he back down the next time?

The scenes will air on BBC One and RTÉ One on Thursday July 18.