EastEnders spoiler: First look at Kim’s baby after Phil helps her deliver it

EastEnders fans have been given a first look at Kim Fox-Hubbard’s baby after her traumatic labour.

The Minute Mark worker is forced to look for support from a surprising source during the ordeal – Phil Mitchell.

In a turn of events, the hardman helps her deliver the baby on Christmas Eve.

Despite having big plans for the birth of her second child, Kim (Tameka Empson) gives birth in the shop’s storeroom after the pair get locked in it together.

A tender new picture shows Kim cradling her newborn as she sits on the floor and looks up at Phil in tears.

EastEnders spoiler: First look at Kim's baby after Phil helps her deliver it

Kim and Phil end up being locked in the Minute Mark together
(Image: BBC / Jack Barnes)

EastEnders spoiler: First look at Kim's baby after Phil helps her deliver it

Phil helps Kim deliver the baby
(Image: BBC / Jack Barnes)

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This is the second less-than-ideal birth for Kim after she went into labour with her eldest daughter Pearl in the Queen Vic toilets.

Thankfuly, nurse Sonia Fowler was on hand to help her deliver the baby.

Speaking about the storyline, actress Tameka said: "There’s no way that Kim would have shortlisted Phil Mitchell of all people to be her birthing partner. But, when you’re in that position you just take who’s around and he just happened to be there. I don’t think it will ever be the same between them again.

"It’s already slightly awkward that he has a child with Kim’s sister, Denise and now all of this! It’s going to be interesting to say the very least, but who knows maybe a lovely friendship will flourish from this…"

EastEnders spoiler: First look at Kim's baby after Phil helps her deliver it

Kim with her adorable newborn baby
(Image: BBC / Jack Barnes)

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Asked what it was like filming the scenes, Tameka said that it was "hilarious and fun".

"It’s one of those scenes where you don’t work with someone that often but when you do you really enjoy it," she said. "I’ve had a few scenes with Steve and they’ve been quite intense, especially when he was going head to head with Vincent, but this time around it was just so much fun.

"We wanted to make the scene right, we didn’t want it to become pantomime-like. Obviously our characters are very different and we don’t always mix together in the show but I think we did it justice and we both really enjoyed it."

*EastEnders airs at 8.30pm on Christmas Eve on BBC One

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