Nitin Ganatra is reprising his role of Masood Ahmed and will be returning to EastEnders later this year.

Masood was last seen heading off to Pakistan with his son Kamil in November 2016 in order to reunite with his ex-wife Zainab. However, he soon finds himself back in Walford as he tries his best to settle a couple of family members – who the audience have yet to meet – into Albert Square.

Ganatra joined EastEnders in 2007 as the head of the Masood family and became a big hit with soap fans. High-profile plotlines included his fiery relationship with wife Zainab, his support of son Syed’s relationship with Christian, as well as daughter Shabnam’s stillbirth.

Things were certainly never quiet for Masood, but will this time be any different? Bosses are promising that with his extended family joining him, Masood will once again be at the heart of the family as well as the drama.

Speaking of his return, Ganatra said “It was a lovely surprise to be asked back to EastEnders so soon after I left. In fact I was bowled over.

“When I was told Masood has still much to give to the show and is missed by the audience, it was hard to refuse. It is with great pride that I will grow my Masood goatie once again to help create and base an extended family around him. Exciting days to come Walford with Masood back on the Square.”

Casting is underway for Masood’s extended family and will be announced in due course.

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Following only 3 Days in the ‘I’m a Celeb’ YouTuber Jack Maynard has been removed from the Australian Jungle. Hosts Ant and Dec confirmed the news and an ITV Spokesperson said;

 “Due to circumstances outside camp Jack has had to withdraw from the show.”

The news of Jack’s premature exit from the show comes after a number of homophobic and racist tweets surfaced from the YouTuber’s Twitter account earlier this week.

Two New Celebrities are being Helicoptered in as we speak with former Scottish Labour leader Kesia Dugdale and Iain Lee due in the jungle tomorrow.


Here are all the winnners from the 2017 American Music Awards.

Lifetime achievement award: Diana Ross

Artist of the year: Bruno Mars

New artist of the year: Niall Horan

Tour of the year: Coldplay

Video of the year: “That’s What I Like” by Bruno Mars

Alternative artist: Linkin Park

Collaboration of the year: “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin Bieber 

Pop or rock male artist: Bruno Mars

Pop or rock female artist: Lady Gaga

Pop or rock album: “24K Magic” by Bruno Mars

Adult contemporary: Shawn Mendes

Pop rock duo or group: Imagine Dragons

Rap or hip-hop artist: Drake

Rap or hip-hop album: “DAMN.” by Kendrick Lamar

Rap or hip-hop song: “I’m the One” by DJ Khaled

Male country artist: Keith Urban

Female country artist: Carrie Underwood

Country duo or group: Little Big Town

Country song: “Blue Ain’t Your Color” by Keith Urban

Country Album: “Ripcord” by Keith Urban

Soul or R&B male artist: Bruno Mars

Soul or R&B female artist: Beyonce

Soul or R&B album: “24K Magic” by Bruno Mars

Soul or R&B song: “That’s What I Like” by Bruno Mars

Latin artist: Shakira

Contemporary inspirational artist: Lauren Daigle

Top soundtrack: “Moana”