EastEnders is set for another of its big summer showdowns this week as Ben and Jay come to blows.

Following Friday's shock confession by Phil (Steve McFadden) that he killed Jay's (Jamie Borthwick) father, the young man is at breaking point.

Jay had thought that his father was Jase Dyer (Stephen Lord), who was killed by a gang in 2008.

But Phil told Jay that his biological father was the homeless man who died when Phil set fire to the car lot in an insurance scam in 1994 - the year Jay was born.

This week, Jay tries to distance himself from the Mitchell family as Ben (Harry Reid) demands to know what is going on.

When Jay tells Ben they are no longer like brothers, it hits a nerve and tempers boil over.

Fans can watch the showdown, and find out if there's any way back for Jay and Ben on RTÉ One and BBC One this Thursday, August 24, at 7.30pm. 

Here's a selection of what the EastEnders faithful have been saying about the storyline on social media: