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Bex Fowler (played by Jasmine Armfield) and Kush Kazemi (Davood Ghadami) are growing closer on EastEnders.
But as viewers know, Kush and Martin Fowler (James Bye) have a strong bond that nothing could break – except maybe this.
How could Kush possible expect Martin to cope with the idea of his best friend and his daughter together?
Will Martin end up turning violent on the BBC soap if he catches Bex and Kush in a very uncompromising position?
What’s more, Bex is still a teenager living a drama-ridden life, whereas Kush is decades older with children of his own.
Is the potential union destined to crash and burn? Or could it be true love for the couple?
Next week’s episodes sees Bex and Kush reminiscing and sharing their memories of beloved late teen Shakil Kazemi, who died in Walford last year.
The fan-favourite character was the victim of a terrible and tragic knife crime, as the soap’s bosses wanted to shine a light on the growing numbers of dead teenagers to the horrible act of violence in the UK.
While Bex and Kush simply remain friends on the soap at the moment, in true EastEnders fashion things could quickly progress into something more.
What’s more, Kush is becoming fiercely protective of his best friend’s daughter, and even gets involved when it appears Stuart Highway (Ricky Champ) is beginning to show too much interest.
Bex is struggling with the pressure of revising for her GCSEs in upcoming episodes, and after a bust-up with her best friend Louise Mitchell Stuart finds her upset and alone in the street.
An angry Kush tells Martin straight away Stuart is causing trouble for Bex, but upsetting the teenager’s father is a risky move.
Seeing red, Martin marches over to Stuart and Dot Branning’s (June Brown) house for answers, but he won’t get the ones he wants.
Frustrated Kush has gotten the wrong end of the stick, Martin has an argument with his mate, but while the story dies down Bex is still on the lookout for the older man too.
Kush acquires some faux fur coats for his market stall from the Slater family, and is delighted.
Unfortunately Bex discovers he may have been duped with some stolen real fur ones instead.
Determined to rush to his rescue, Bex, tries to help the stall-worker, so are the soap’s producers setting up a powerful new love story for the pair?
EastEnders continues Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC One.