EastEnders actor Steve McFadden has become one of the show's most well-known stars for playing Albert Square resident Phil Mitchell.

The 61-year-old soap star has been on the popular programme since joining in 1990.

Phil is known for being the son of Peggy Mitchell (Barbara Windsor), and the brother of Grant Mitchell (Ross Kemp) and Sam Mitchell (Danniella Westbrook).

The character is also famous for having a string of romances with various residents of Albert Square, situated in the fictional East London borough, Walford.

But what about McFadden's life away from the cameras on Albert Square?

Daily Star is exploring the soap star's real-life relationship, family and huge net worth.

Steve has got an impressive net worth after 30 years on the soap

Steve is father to five children, and currently in a relationship with girlfriend, Karen Cairns.

The BBC actor has a son named Matthew, who is thought to be 35, with his former girlfriend Sue Marshall.

McFadden has two daughters with-ex partner Angela Bostock, Teona, 24, and Mollie Jane, 19.

He has a daughter Amelie, 11, with ex Rachel Sidwell.

Steve has five children and is in a relationship with Karen Cairns

Sidwell gave birth to Amelie back in June 2009, but her relationship with Steve reportedly ended two months later.

Steve's youngest daughter is Frankie, four, who he shares with current girlfriend Karen Cairns.

Karen and Steve welcomed Frankie into the world in June 2016.

A source told The Sun at the time: "Steve and Karen are both over the moon.

The soap star plays well-known character Phil Mitchell in EastEnders

"Her pregnancy did come as a surprise, but now they are both really happy."

Actor Steve has been famous for decades and reportedly has a staggering net worth.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, the star's worth could be in the region of $3.5 million (£2.8million).

Reports have previously suggested he earns £310,000 for his ongoing role in EastEnders.

McFadden is also said to have earned in the region of £180,000 for his role as Captain Hook in Peter Pan the pantomime back in 2017, Heart reports.

EastEnders airs Mondays and Fridays at 8pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 pm on BBC One.