As fans of EastEnders may know, Meryl Fernandes has now left the show and her role as young bride Afia Masood.
And in this week’s Inside Soap magazine, her co-star and on-screen husband Himesh Patel – who of course plays Tamwar Masood – has revealed that when he and Meryl filmed their last scene together, the tears we’ll see Tamwar shedding are real ones.
First, Himseh explained that Afia’s exit storyline is that she wants to travel the world while she’s young, but Tamwar doesn’t want to go with her.
But when Afia tells him she can’t live in Walford any longer, Tamwar has to say goodbye to his wife.
Himesh said, “We got the scene rescheduled so it was the very last one Meryl and I filmed together.
“We knew it would be emotional, and we wanted to use that. When you see it, those are real tears I’m crying!
“But we’re really proud of it – Afia is sent off in style…” Read more & comment »
It’s been revealed today that EastEnders actress Meryl Fernandes is leaving the show and her role as Afia Masood.
In fact, an EastEnders spokesperson told Digital Spy that Meryl has already filmed her final scenes on the show, which will be aired next month.
However, there’s no word as yet on why she’s left the show, or what Afia’s exit storyline will be, but I just hope she doesn’t take Tamwar (Himesh Patel) with her!
But there again, if Tam’s left in Walford, that means he and Afia are splitting up. O poor Tam… Read more & comment »
As fans of EastEnders will know, Tamwar Masood cannot forgive his wife Afia for keeping her father Yusef’s secret; namely, that he was the one who started the fire in Pakistan years ago that nearly killed Zainab Masood.
The climax of Yusef’s (Ace Bhatti) story of course came over Christmas when he died in the B&B fire, which he also started deliberately.
Tamwar suffered terrible burns in the fire, but despite the fact that he probably needs Afia’s (Meryl Fernandes) support more than ever right now, he simply cannot forgive her for keeping such a dark secret.
So next week, as Tam – who’s played by Himesh Patel – goes home after having been discharged from hospital, he must come to terms with his injuries and the possible end of his marriage… Read more & comment »
EastEnders stars Himesh Patel and Meryl Fernandes have revealed that they hope their characters Tamwar and Afia Masood can live happily ever after.
The stars, who made their comments while attending this year’s the Inside Soap Awards to collect the Best Wedding award for Tamwar and Afia’s wedding, added that they hope all the “drama” is now over for the young newlyweds.
Meryl told the PA, “I hope they live happily ever after. They’re so in love… Read more & comment »