Jane Beale to covert to Islam

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 October 2011
Laurie Brett

Laurie Brett who plays Jane Beale

EastEnders' Jane Beale is to convert to Islam in order to embark on a relationship with Masood Ahmed

EastEnders' Jane Beale is to convert to Islam.

The downtrodden cafe worker- who left Albert Square when her marriage to Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) failed - returns to find close friend Masood Ahmed (Nitin Ganatra) has split from wife Zainab and they embark on a romance.

However, Jane's new man asks her to convert to his religion, and while she agrees to do so, she has problems adjusting at first.

A source told the daily Star newspaper: "She struggles a bit at first, like when she make shim a lamb curry that he can't eat because it's not Halal.

"But she's determined to do whatever it takes to be with him. He cares and respects her more than Ian ever did.

"For the first time, she's really happy and she doesn't want to do anything to jeopardise that.

"The only thing she finds really tough is giving up the booze."

When Jane (Laurie Brett) returns to Albert Square, she is in for a shock as Ian has already moved on and is planning to marry Mandy Salter.

Nicola Stapleton, who plays the mouthy blonde, expects Jane's return to "spice things up" between the pair.

She said: "I really hope she comes back at the worst possible moment. That would spice things up a bit, wouldn't it?"