The businessman, who has murdered at least four people, has so far got away with his callous crimes.
However, ITV bosses revealed Pat will finally get his comeuppance later this year following his long killing spree.
With Pat’s departure just around the corner, viewers have called for him to make an appearance in Albert Square to help Mick (Danny Dyer) deal with Walford baddie Aidan Maguire (Patrick Bergin).
Earlier this week, Connor took to Twitter to thank his fans for their support, writing: “Hey Tweeps, I’m back on the radar. TY 4 all the feedback on last weeks #Corrie … I have said many times, we all @itvcorrie truly appreciate it & we do.(sic)
Teasing upcoming episodes, he added: “Buckle up Tweeps … it’s about to get bumpy. #Corrie #PhelanTurbulence.”
The actor was flooded with messages from fans following the post, with many calling for him to join EastEnders.
One wrote: “If you get a chance Pat, you might drop down to The Vic.. Mick could do with a bit of help…”
Another begged: “Can we get Pat Phelan over to Walford to kill Aidan please cause nobody else will #EastEnders.”
A third asked: ”Do you know where Pat Phelan should turn up next when he leaves Corrie? #Eastenders @connor9mcintyre would you be up for Walford in replace of Weatherfield?
Connor recently spoke about his character’s popularity with viewers and insisted it was down to the writers.
Speaking to Radio Times, he said: “The writers and the storyliners have done such a great job of walking this very fine line – he’s a dangerous narcissist and psychopath.
“But he’s got a moral compass at some points and his love for Eileen is true.
“But that only exists in its own special place because we can see what he is when somebody gets in his way or when he perceives somebody trying to derail his plans.”
Asked about the viewers love hate relationship with Pat, he replied: “It’s very interesting because I get a lot of positives. On the contrary, they say they hate Phelan.
“But they just don’t want him to go yet. They are really enjoying it and that is a credit to the writers, the storyliners and everybody else.”