EastEnders Spoilers: Has Lucy Beale got cancer?! And has Zainab pushed Masood too far? (VIDEO)

by Lynn Connolly

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The lives of the Albert Square residents are, as ever, in turmoil, but for Lucy Beale (Hetti Bywater) a shocking discovery could see her facing a fight for life!

The drama begins in the episode that airs on Monday 4th February when Denise Fox (Diane Parish) notices that Lucy seems upset and distracted.

After some gentle pushing, Lucy confesses to Denise that she’s found a lump in her breast, and is of course terrified that she could have cancer.

Shocked, Denise reassures the teenager that it’s probably nothing, but she tells her she must go and see her GP as soon as possible…

However, when it transpires that Lucy hasn’t made herself an appointment, Denise will take it upon herself to do so, and Lucy’s grateful when Denise promises that she’ll be there for her every step of the way.

Meanwhile, the relationship between Zainab (Nina Wadia) and Masood (Nitin Ganatra) comes under more strain after hen-pecked Masood becomes sick and tired of Zainab’s domineering ways…

The drama begins when Zainab orders Masood to construct the expensive water feature that she bought when she – wrongly as it turned out – believed she’d landed the regional manager’s job.

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He does so, but thanks to some interference from the neighbourhood’s kids, Zainab’s left embarrassed and furious when, at the big unveiling, pink bubbles burst out of the water fountain.

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Humiliated, Zainab takes her anger out on Masood, and while she’s at it, she berates him for not having put the water feature together sooner in time for the Iman’s visit, during which Zainab discussed the details of her and Masood’s forthcoming wedding.

While she rants, Masood will do his best to remain calm and try to talk to Zainab to put his views across, but as ever, she belittles him and won’t let him get a word in edgeways, so, finally snapping, he goes outside and attacks the water feature with a lump hammer!

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His brother AJ (Phaldut Sharma) manages to drag a livid Masood away and into the pub, but Masood confides that he doesn’t know if he even loves Zainab anymore…

We’ll bring you more spoilers about that drama soon, but for now, here’s a sneak peek look at one of next week’s episodes…


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.