Soap fans were left open mouthed last night, when EastEnders ended on one big bombshell.
With Shabnam Masood’s secret now out in the open, more details about her newborn daughter were revealed throughout the episode. We learned her name, the fact she was conceived in a club toilet and then left on her aunt’s doorstep. And then – here’s the biggie – we discovered who the father is.
In the closing moments of the episode Shabnam told Stacey that her baby’s Dad was none other than Dean Wicks.
Dean is apparently none the wiser about the consequences of his drunken encounter with Shabnam – and he’s more than a little preoccupied at the moment, having just been released by the police after being questioned over his rape of Linda Carter.
Naturally, the revelation sent Twitter into shock overdrive…
— eastenders fan? (@IHeartEnders) January 31, 2015
My jaw is on the floor. WTF, Shabnam? ? #EastEnders
— Chris Whiting (@ChrisRWhiting) January 30, 2015
Rah just watched last nights eastenders….did NOT see that coming at the end. Wtf!!
— Lady Sovereign (@ladysov) January 31, 2015
Lots of fans were overjoyed by the juicy reveal
— Kalpana Boodhoo (@kallyboo) January 30, 2015
OMG. Shabnam. YIKES. What a brilliant twist and uniting of two storylines! Wow. #EastEnders
— Ryan James (@RyanJL) January 30, 2015
Wow! Shabnam's DOUBLE SECRET is a brilliant soap storyline. #EastEnders
— Paul Lang (@rudemrlang) January 30, 2015
#eastenders on fire atm. Didn't expect the shabnam twist until today. Eastenders showing y it's the best
— peader mac an ri (@i_bloodshot) January 30, 2015
While others weren’t that impressed by the twist…
#eastenders also the whole shabnam dad thing, yeah I saw that coming from a mile off because ee is that ridiculous now.
— Sharmile Rahman (@zaaaynmalikkk) January 31, 2015
— itsyourgirlV (@girlv_sims) January 31, 2015
#EastEnders. The twist with Shabnam & Dean link is abit of a let down, looks contrived, writers could have come up with an outsider.
— Maria (@Maree8184) January 30, 2015
It certainly gives us all some food for thought, though…
— Chelsea Ford (@ChelseaFord06) January 30, 2015