There’s a fresh face on the market next week when ladies’ man Kush Kazemi (Davood Ghadami) moves into Alfie’s old spot. But his cheeky behaviour looks set to immediately annoy Shabnam (Rakhee Thakrar).
But will she change her mind about the Walford newcomer after he helps Masood (Nitin Ganatra) make one of his favourite curries? From the look of these newly released images, we’re guessing so…
Speaking about his signing to EastEnders, Ghadami – whose previous credits include Skins and Casualty – commented: “I’m so excited to be joining the cast of EastEnders as I’ve been a fan of the show for as long as I can remember. It’s surreal to get to work with these actors that I’ve spent so many evenings watching on television!”
Executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins added: “Davood’s a brilliant actor and a proper gentleman. We’ve had Kush in our minds for a while now – a new leading man to spice up the market and set some female hearts fluttering. And it won’t be long before he has one Walford woman firmly in his sights…”
Watch a 60-second preview of next week’s EastEnders below: