Passions are on the rise next week at No 41 Albert Square when Ayesha Rana (Shivani Ghai) appears on the landing dressed in just a towel and emphasises her feelings for Masood (Nitin Ganatra).
The steamy moment comes at the culmination of a week’s worth of confusion for Masood who is left bewildered when, first, Ayesha tells him that Zainab (Nina Wadia) doesn’t love him the way she does. However, AJ (Paul Sharma) is quick to pour scorn on the idea that she could ever fancy Walford’s middle-aged postman after the two brothers have a heart to heart in the café.
Later on, though, Masood reacts to a noise heard upstairs at home and is shocked to find Ayesha in a state of undress: “How else am I supposed to prove that I’m serious?” she says breathily, leaving Masood at a loss for words. But how will he react to her suggestive actions?
Viewers can see the scenes in the episode set to air on Thursday 31 January at 7.30pm on BBC1.