Eastenders to welcome new Masood

It’s been on the cards for a while now, with subtle hints being left every now and then, but the long-lost son of the Masood family is about to show up in Albert Square. Syed Masood will appear in May, and looks set to be a sophisticated chap who will find it hard fitting back in with his family.

From the BBC Press Office:

A natural charmer, a smooth talker and the apple of his mother’s eye, he’s learned how to get ahead in business using his persuasive charm. He can spot an opportunity a mile off, and will pursue regardless of how reckless it seems to others.

Syed is played by Marc Elliott who has played Akthar in the History Boys on stage, and previous been seen on screen in the home of up and coming actors – Holby and The Bill.