EastEnders appears to have revealed another big clue in the ongoing murder mystery set for this Christmas, in a new scene involving Nish Panesar (Navin Chowdhry) and newcomer Priya Nandra-Hart (Sophie Khan Levy).


As Priya and her daughter Avani (Aaliyah James) settled into Nish and wife Suki's (Balvinder Sopal) home, Suki remained unimpressed with their presence.

Suki made a dig at Priya's outfit, and Priya used this to her advantage when she told Nish she couldn't afford clothes as nice as Suki's. Nish then offered to take Priya shopping, and Priya replied: "My Knight in shining armour!"

Priya and Nish returned with a new look for Nish, but our main focus right now is Priya's intriguing line. EastEnders' big flashback scene earlier in the year featured a knight, or suit of armour, in The Vic as Suki and five other Walford women surveyed the scene of a male dead body.

That knight turned out to belong to new pub co-owner George Knight (Colin Salmon), and it can be seen standing behind Stacey Slater (Lacey Turner) in the Christmas scene.

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We've been speculating that Stace is set to have a hero step in for her, but what if the knight actually represents Nish?

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Priya and Nish. BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron

It has to be said, the thought of Nish playing hero doesn't sound obvious, unless it's for twisted reasons. Perhaps the suggestion of Nish as a saviour is actually more of a reason for us to believe Nish is the victim, thanks to his abusive, controlling behaviour towards Suki.

Maybe someone else plays hero against Nish on the big day? Or maybe Priya is "The Seventh" lady that we've wondered may exist among The Six, hence her being the character to say this line. It could simply have been a passing comment, but somehow we doubt it, so close to the festive season...

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