EastEnders Spoilers: Ayesha Rana’s back to claim Masood, but Carol Jackson wants him too! (VIDEO)

by Lynn Connolly

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Fans of EastEnders will know that Ayesha Rana (Shivani Ghai) left Walford to return to her home in Newcastle following a showdown with Zainab (Nina Wadia) during which Ayesha revealed that she’s in love with Masood…

And of course, following the revelation and a series of heart-to-hearts, Zainab left Masood and Walford for good last week, leaving the way open for Ayesha to come back, and she does!

However, her return comes just as it looks like Masood (Nitin Ganatra) could find new romance with Carol Jackson…

The drama begins when Masood offers to help Carol’s grandson Liam with his schoolwork, but when Carol (Lindsey Coulson) tells Masood that the family can’t afford to pay for his tutoring, he tells her he doesn’t want paying.

However, in the episode that airs on Tuesday 19th, proud Carol turns him down, so Masood invites her to the Vic to discuss it. But unfortunately, Carol mistakes his invitation for a date, and when she later realises her error, she’s mortified and rushes out of the pub.

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Masood goes after her, and eventually, he manages to persuade her to let him cook her a meal the next day, while being secretly flattered that Carol wanted a date with him.

But when Friday rolls around, as Masood makes final preparations for the meal, Ayesha turns up and she tells him that she heard about Zainab leaving while making it clear to Masood that she’s back to claim him for herself!

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However, just then, Carol arrives, and in the awkward moment, Masood has to make excuses, prompting Carol to leave.

Once she’s gone, Ayesha continues to flirt with Masood, despite him insisting that she can’t stay, but Tamwar (Himesh Patel) sees the whole thing. Masood tries to explain that nothing’s going on between himself and Ayesha, but a hurt Tamwar assumes this is why his mum left.

Masood then reiterates to Ayesha that she can’t stay, but when she goes to leave, he chases after her, but she tells him she’s only going as far as the B&B…

Is this the start of a romance between Masood and Ayesha? Or will he choose instead to date Carol?

Find out next week! For now, here’s a look at the next visit to Walford…

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.