Shona McGarty thinks Kush's exit would 'hit Whitney hard'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 April 2021
Shona McGarty

Shona McGarty

Whitney Dean "would take it really hard" if she was separated from Kush, according to Shona McGarty

'EastEnders' star Shona McGarty thinks Whitney Dean "would take it really hard" if she was separated from Kush.

The 29-year-old actress – who plays Whitney in the BBC soap – thinks her on-screen character could crumble if she's separated from Kush, as she believes he's "the one".

She told The Sun newspaper: "I think it would destroy Whitney, I think it would really really hurt, like it would.

"Whitney would take it really hard because like I said before she really believes Kush is the one and no one has made her feel the way that he does. He was there throughout the Leo stuff and he’s been there right by her side the whole time, it would completely destroy her."

Kush is played by Davood Ghadami in the BBC soap, and an insider previously revealed that he'll be missed on the set of the show.

A source said: "Bosses have a huge plot planned, but although Davood was told in January, his departure is not for a very long time yet. In fact Kush will be on screen until well into 2021.

"It's a shame and he will be missed by everyone at Elstree but sometimes the cost of having a big storyline means losing big characters."

Davood joined 'EastEnders' in autumn 2014, and the show's bosses previously hailed his contribution to the long-running soap.

An 'EastEnders' spokesperson said in 2020: "We can confirm Davood will be leaving 'EastEnders' when his contract comes to an end next year.

"Davood has been a wonderful addition to 'EastEnders' and we wish him all the best for the future."

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