EastEnders' Christian to propose to Syed
EastEnders' Christian Clarke is to propose to Syed Masood and bosses are now busy planning the programme's first gay wedding#, which could be the BBC One soap's ''big event of the summer''
EastEnders' Christian Clarke is to propose to Syed Masood.
The Albert Square hunk - played John Partridge - will pop the question to his gay lover and now bosses of the BBC One soap are busy planning the programme's first gay wedding, which could be the show's "big event of the summer".
The couple began their love affair in 2009 as Syed (Marc Elliot) prepared to marry his girlfriend Amira and while he went ahead with the wedding in a bid to please his Muslim family, he could no longer hide his feelings and eventually started a new life with Christian.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Christian and Syed have had a colourful and controversial relationship in Albert Square from day one. Syed felt torn between his Muslim faith and how he felt in his heart.
"He went ahead with his marriage to Amira despite telling his mum about his feelings for Christian - and those feelings have not gone away."
If the marriage is well received by viewers, the couple will go on to have a baby with the help of a surrogate mother.
The source added: "If everything goes ahead, Christian and Syed will be the biggest stars on the soap providing some happy news after the baby swap storyline which went down so badly with viewers."