EastEnders ‘to introduce its first Muslim lesbian as Iqra Ahmed’s hidden messages are revealed’… nine years after Syed Massood’s forbidden romance
EastEnders is reportedly set to introduce its first Muslim lesbian in the coming weeks, as Iqra Ahmed’s secret text messages are revealed.
A source told The Sun that the character will come out after Adam Bateman discovers her messages to other woman, but it remains to be seen whether her sexuality is accepted by her family.
This revelation comes nine years after devout Muslim Syed Masood faced being ostracised by his family when he fell in love with Christian Clarke.
Surprising: EastEnders is reportedly set to introduce its first Muslim lesbian in the coming weeks, as Iqra Ahmed’s secret text messages are revealed
The source said: ‘Iqra has been fighting to keep her sexuality quiet, but eventually the truth will emerge.’
A representative for EastEnders declined to comment when contacted by MailOnline.
EastEnders has been hinting that Iqra (played by Priya Davdra) had something to hide for several weeks, as she desperately tried to conceal the string of mysterious messages.
Embattled: It has been teased that Iqra (pictured above with her sister Habib) will finally come out after it is revealed she has been sending secret text messages to other girls
When Adam (Stephen Rahman-Hughes) decides to use the texts to blackmail her, it seems Iqra will finally come clean and reveal she is gay.
Fans were delighted when EastEnders aired a kiss between Tiffany Butcher and Bernadette Taylor in November 2018, after campaigning for weeks that their friendship should transform into romance.
The soap courted controversy in 2010 when Muslim Syed started a passionate affair with openly Christian, and struggled to choose between their love and his devout religion.
Romantic: It comes after Tiffany Butcher shared a lesbian kiss with Bernadette Taylor late last year as part of her attempts to manipulate her friend
In an attempt to please his family, Syed went through with a sham marriage to Amira Shah, but eventually revealed the truth and was disowned from the family.
Eventually Syed managed to rebuild bridges with the Masoods and decided to make his relationship with Christian official through a civil partnership, and the couple left Walford together in 2012.
It remains to be seen whether Iqra is accepted by her family after revealing her sexuality, and whether Adam succeeds in using her secret as blackmail.
EastEnders continues on Thursday at 7:30pm on BBC One.
Star-crossed lovers: This revelation comes nine years after devout Muslim Syed Masood faced being ostracised by his family when he fell in love with openly gay Christian Clarke