Updated 24 February 2003, 14.56
Phil Mitchell is leaving EastEnders - but not forever.
Actor Steve McFadden is quitting the soap for a year to "try other projects".
How do you think he should exit the show?
Maybe he goes "up West" to buy mum Peggy some new leopard print tops - and never returns.
Or he gets a job teaching people how to speak proper English at a university and moves away.
I think Phil should get bitten by a mosquito and catches yellow fever in Africa. He then accidentally brings it back to London and it kills Louise and Peggy.
Ailsa, 11, Bradford-on-Avon
It is easy to guess that Kate is an undercover cop and he tells Kate what he did to Lisa. She tells the police and he goes to prison.
Abbie-Rose, 9, Blackpool
I think that Kate should be a friend sent by Lisa to kill him and she goes round to give Peggy a manicure and while Peggy goes out to get some wine, Phil comes home. He goes to get a drink and her nail file turns into a knife and she stabs him and she runs out of the house and out of the square back to Lisa.
Olivia, 12, Matlock
He should get stabbed in the back with an enormous knife by Kate, who then turns out to be Lisa's estranged sister!
Fayona, 12, Chester
I think Louise should get a gun and accidentally shoot Phil (like mother like daughter)! Phil'll survive but b so scared of his kid he'll do a runner.
Sarah, 11, Oxford
I think Phil should discover that Peggy adopted him from two space aliens called Spoc & Marsha and that he has a magnetic field around him. He decides to experiment by sticking his head in a microwave causing a large explosion that blows up the whole street. The end.
Sophie, 13, Bath
I think he should have a fight with Alfie and, saying that, Alfie should leave but Sam stops them but she burns down the pub. Phil dies but every1 else survives but the pub is never 2 b seen again
Karoline ,11, Trowbridge
After nearly murdering Trevor, it becomes an addiction for Mo so she does the same again to Phil!
Richard, 12, Merseyside
Lisa steals Louise and when Phil comes back from South Africa he goes on a search and gets murdered
Dalinder, 10, Wolverhampton
I think Lisa shud cum back to the Square and track down Phil. Then she shud hit him with an iron like Mo and leave off to Spain.
Sarah, 14, Lancaster
He gets eaten by some giant sprouts.
He should die! I dunno I think it's kinda funny when ppl on soap operas die - they make it a heartfelt big occasion which I find extremely hilarious. Oh oh they could have someone kill him but no one will know who and then they'd have this whole murder mystery thing going on.
Beth, 14, Niagra Falls, Canada
I think Phil should leave by Lisa coming back and whacking him over the head with a pole or something like that
Leigh, 10, Rushden
He should take up ballet and, when it does not work out, comes back to the square!
Charlotte, 11, Taunton
He should get a life sentence in prison for all the bad things he's done!}:>(
Michael, 9, Stamford
He pretends to die so Peggy gets insurance.
Matt, 12, Stevenage
He gets so fat he explodes into a million different pieces, that scatter all over Albert Square.
Lucy, 12, Bognor Regis
There's 3 places Phil could go.
Brighton, Southend or Manchester (like someone already said!) Cos they're the only places people go!
Clare, 13, Essex
He should be killed by Kat and then...he comes back to life!!!! (good eh?)
Alice, 13, Market Harborough
I think that he shud be tried 4 the murder of Lisa, and then he runs away America cuz he's guilty. Or he can hit Peggy with a crow bar
Jade, 14, Wolverhampton
When he goes to Africa, Ben should ask him to stay and Phil can't say no.
Jo, 14, Basingstoke
Isn't it obvious? He disappears into the mysterious EastEnders void that is Manchester...
Char, 13, St Albans
He decides to go off and study at Oxford University.
Mohammod, 13, Bristol
Kat should through a melon at his head
Charlotte, 13, Sevenoaks
I think he should be playing PlayStation when it suddenly blows up and he flies out the window, hits the road, then gets squashed by a car.
Lizzie, 11, Bury St Edmonds
He's gonna give up fame and fortune to go work in an old folks home
Elle, 13, Grimsby
He finds out that he didn't kill Lisa - it was a dream and she comes back so he dies with shock. But then in hell he realises it wasn't Lisa it was her long lost twin!!
Laura, 10, Gravesend
I think that Lisa should really not be dead - and just lost a lot of blood and she tracks down Phil and kills him.
Samantha, 11, Bromley
I think Ian will murder him! Well Ian hates him and apparently is gonna be a murderer!
Sophie, 10, St Albans
Join The Bill like the rest of them.
Hannah, 12, Gloucester
I think he should fly away on a broomstick! (Just like Harry Potter)
Natalie, 15, Essex
He decides that his true feelings are for Dot Cotton and they run off together and they are never seen again
Lucy, 12, Chesterfield
He should run away with the circus.
Megan, 10, Glasgow
He finds out Kate (his girlfriend) is an undercover cop and he runs away. But he told her what he did to Lisa so the police are after him.
Rochelle, 14, London
He should be an opera singer!! He's got the belly!!
Elly, 14, London
He decides to run the London Marathon but gets lost and turns up a couple of years later
Anne, 13, London
He gets abducted by aliens
Michaela, 11, Staffs
He should be murdered, but who's the murderer?
Maria, 12, Weshoughton
He becomes one of the team at Newsround Online!
Elizabeth, 12, Ipswich
One of them actually does something useful with their tragic, crime-stuffed lives and he goes off to help the Third World or animals!
I think he should get run over by a milk float delivering milk to Ian Beale
Em, 14, Horsham
He wins an award for having the baldest and shiniest head in soap and then someone steals his award and then he beats them up and is locked in a prison.
Lauren, 15, Guildford
I think he will become a famous singer and go on a year-long tour around the world to promote his single I Got Shot Down. The supporting acts on his worldwide tour will include Beppe with his hit single I Whisper.
Sonia, 15, Leicester
He should be an opera singer!! He's got the belly!!
Elly, 14, London
He has an affair with Sharon, who's having a baby that belongs to Alfie, who's in love with Kat, who secretly fancies Jim, who's going out with Peggy, who suddenly realises that EastEnders is getting 2 complicated and tells Phil: Gerrout of mah pub! Go on, Gerrout of it! Sling yer 'ook and don come back....I don't care if you're "faaaaaaaamily" just gerrout of my pub!
Izzie, 13, Tunbridge Wells
He weds the undercover cop, and moves to Scotland with her.
Lyra, 12, Belfast
He feels frustrated with everyone and everything and moves to America for a long and sunny holiday.
Lily-Mae, 15, St Austell
I hope he gets into a really foul mood and drives off somewhere and the car is blown up. So everyone thinks that he is dead, but then in a few years he'll come back with a cool story.
Sarah, 13, Ireland
I don't really care how he leaves, as long as he's gone. He looks like a giant tomato and it's about time he left. He probably goes to jail for killing Lisa or something...
Lauren, 14, Devon
After being spotted by a scout, he leaves the Queen Vic to become an international swimwear model!
Conner, 16, Hailsham
I think that because his new girlfriend is an undercover spy for the police, (she's trying 2 find out what he did with Lisa) he'll tell her what he did with Lisa and then she'll tell the police and so they take him 2 jail.
Farah, 13, London
He finds out that Kate
is a cop! And moves
with family in South
Con, 9, Colchester
He tries out for the next version of Popstars, beats everyone by miles and starts a dazzling pop career, becoming the pin-up on thousands of girls' walls!
Vikki, 15, Eastbourne
Nice and traditional, in the back of an East End black cab
Ellie, 14, London
He is found guilty of murdering Lisa but he escapes from prison and goes into exile!
Juliet, 12, Belfast
I actually know how he's going to leave, but it would be unfair to tell. So I will say that an evil flying pig will collapse on him!
Orla, 9, London
He decides to give it all up and become a monk.
Roger, 14, Taunton
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