Sitting at the kitchen table, Phil was hoping to tuck into a nice full English breakfast, or maybe even his favourite cereal, Corn Flakes.
However, his hopes were soon dashed as Sharon Mitchell (played by Letitia Dean) rustled up a bottle of semi-skimmed milk for the Walford regular.
Phil (Steve McFadden) didn’t complain or even bat an eyelid as he looked forward to slurping away at the morning treat.
Fans took to social media to ask if the Albert Square resident had been mistaken Phil for an animal, or whether he had been placed on the calcium building milk-only diet.
EastEnders fans in hysterics as Sharon serves Phil a BOWL OF MILK for breakfast
EastEnders: Sharon serves Phil a BOWL OF MILK for breakfast
Phil got bowl of milk. So he's a cat now?
One viewer tweeted: "Phil got bowl of milk. So he's a cat now?"
"Lol Sharon just poured phil a bowl of milk #EastEnders," posted another.
A third laughed: "Phil Mitchell's starting the milk bowl diet trend in 2017, that's so last year! #EastEnders."
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Sharon has previously been known to use dirty gloves to touch Phil's cereal after cleaning a toilet
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While a generous amount of the creamy white stuff was poured in, the sound effects team had done a sterling job with the real noise of cereal in the bowl.
Sharon has previously been known to use dirty gloves to touch Phil's cereal after cleaning a toilet, so maybe he is just trying his best to avoid bacteria having already faced a traumatic illness?