Rakhee Thakrar teases EastEnders character romance

Rakhee Thakrar has revealed there are more exciting times ahead for her 'EastEnders' character Shabnam Masood and hinted romance may be involved

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Rakhee Thakrar

Rakhee Thakrar

EastEnders' Rakhee Thakrar has teased a "potential romance" for her character.

The 30-year-old actress, who plays the role of Shabnam Masood on the BBC One soap, has revealed there are much more exciting times ahead for her character and even a possible love interest.

She told BANG Showbiz: "There's a potential love interest for Shabnam on the way, but you just never know because the guy who comes in is quite hot - so he's got his pick of the girls and she could easily scare him off."

Rakhee refused to comment on whether newcomer Khoroush 'Kush' Kazemi (Davood Ghadami) was the man in question, but confessed she's looking forward to Shabnam letting loose a bit more.

She explained: "Recently Shabnam has just been in the Minute Mart, bless her, helping Denise [Diane Parish] out and helping her dad out.

"What's going to happen is her life is going to be explored, so that'll be great and I'm looking forward to that. There's definitely potentially some romance in the air."

Meanwhile, the soap star has addressed claims made by show bosses that her character is "hiding a terrible secret from her time away from Walford".

Quizzed on whether the secret was to be revealed soon, she added: "I don't think it's in the next couple of months but next year I think. That's what's been teased. The secret is a good one, but that's all I can say at the minute."

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