Christian Clarke attacked

Christian Clarke is to get beaten up by a gang of Muslims in 'EastEnders' following the revelation he has been having a gay affair with married Syed Masood

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Christian Clarke

Christian Clarke

Christian Clarke is to get beaten up by a gang of Muslims in 'EastEnders'.

The caterer is targeted by the three thugs after they discovered he has been having a gay affair with married Muslim Syed Masood (Marc Elliot) and they break into his flat and trap him inside.

Leading the gang is Syed's father-in-law Qadim Shah (Ramon Tikaram), who is furious his beloved daughter Amira (Preeya Kalidas) has been cheated on with a man.

Christian (John Partridge) is left battered and bruised after they unleash blow after blow on his face and body, in scenes to be screened on the BBC One soap next week.

Although Christian will face consequences of his actions, John recently revealed he hasn't received any negative criticism since starring in the show.

He said: "I've been very lucky because I was concerned about how a gay character would be perceived.

"I used to be able to walk down the street without my sexuality on show because no one knew me.

"I'd just go about my day-to-day life. But now people know I'm an open and proud gay man. People have been great. I've had nothing negative so far, touch wood!"

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