Amira to 'manipulate' Syed

EastEnders' Amira Shah will use her baby daughter Yasmin to "manipulate" estranged husband Syed Masood.

Marc Elliott who plays the homosexual massage therapist in the BBC One soap explained Amira's shock arrival will cause shockwaves throughout Albert Square, and his confused alter-ego will "completely fall" for her devious ploys.

He said: "Amira wants to re-forge a relationship with Syed. She starts being quite manipulative and threatens to take Yasmin to Pakistan and not bring her back.

"He completely falls for her ploys. At one point she tells him that Yasmin has swallowed a ring, but when the hospital X-ray comes back, it turns out she hasn't swallowed anything."

However, Amria's tactics will also spell trouble for Syed's boyfriend Christian Clarke played by John Partridge who is desperate for the couple to adopt their own child.

Marc added in an interview with Soaplife magazine: "It makes everything really complicated. Syed wants to see his daughter so much he goes behind Christian's back. He also doesn't want to rub his face in it considering he was the one who really wanted to adopt.

"Syed thinks he's doing it for honourable reasons but Christian will see it as a betrayal."


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