RUBY Allen will be seen channelling her dead dad Johnny Allen in upcoming EastEnders episodes.
But let’s give ourselves a little recap about the gangster and why Phil Mitchell hated him. Here we go…
Who was Ruby Allen’s dad in EastEnders?
Ruby Allen’s dad was the gangster Johnny Allen – played by Billy Murray.
He first arrived in Walford to help Alfie Moon’s cousins Jake and Danny Moon out when they got in trouble with another dodgy gangster, Andy Hunter.
The rivalry between Johnny and Andy culminated with Johnny killing him by throwing him from a motorway bridge.
Johnny’s wife and other daughter – Scarlet – had died in a fire before he and Ruby arrived on the Square.
Ruby was horrified when she learned her father was responsible for their deaths.
Johnny was also responsible for the deaths of Jake and Danny Moon and Dennis Rickman.
He was eventually convinced by Ruby to confess his life of crime to the police.
He handed himself in and was jailed.
How did Johnny Allen die?
Johnny Allen died from a heart attack after being imprisoned for his various crimes.
It came after he was visited by Sean Slater who was now dating Ruby.
Sean taunted Johnny and told him he was using Ruby for her money.
Johnny had a heart attack while on the phone to an associate, trying to order Sean’s death.
In a devastating mix up, it was Jake Moon who was killed instead.
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Why does Phil Mitchell hate Johnny Allen?
There are a few reasons why Phil was no fan of Johnny’s.
Phil’s dad – Eric Mitchell – used to work for Johnny and wasn’t treated very nicely by the gangster.
Johnny upset Phil’s mum – Peggy Mitchell – when he made a bid to take the Queen Vic pub away from her.
He also had beef with Johnny over the murder of Dennis Rickman.
Phil used Dennis as a pawn in his war with Johnny, telling him that the gangster planned to kill him and that he’d threatened Dennis’ wife Sharon.
Dennis then beat Johnny to within an inch of his life, but didn’t quite kill him and left him with a mobile.
But instead of calling for help, Johnny called an associate and order Dennis’ murder.
Dennis was stabbed to death in the Square by Danny Moon.