EastEnders: is Kush and Shabnam’s marriage over following baby bombshell?

Shabs is to discover that Kush is Arthur's dad

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Kush (Davood Ghadami) will be forced to face the possibility that his marriage to Shabnam (Rakhee Thakrar) could end after she finds out that he is the father of Stacey’s baby.

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Market-stall holder Kush will be seen desperately trying to hold onto his wife as their relationship hits breaking point following the exposure of the secret.

The trouble is that Kush is also having to deal with fears surrounding the safety of his son, who is involved in Stacey’s perilous rooftop stand-off atop the Queen Vic. Will Arthur be OK? And can the Kazemis find a way through this latest crisis?

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During their time together, Kush and Shabnam have already faced heartrending trauma thanks to the stillbirth of son Zaair. But it’s this devastation that Rakhee Thakrar believes will help her character as she faces the truth about Arthur.

Says the actress: “Since Zaair died, Shabnam’s world has changed in terms of what’s important. I don’t think you can get much worse than your baby dying.

“If that hadn’t happened, then Kush being the dad would feel like the worst thing in her life. Now, her hierarchy of pain is different.”

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