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25th Mar 2018

Eastenders fan favourite ‘to be killed off in shock stab attack’

James Dawson

It’s going to be part of a major upcoming storyline.

Bad news for any fans of wholesome soap opera storylines, it looks like more death is coming Walford’s way, courtesy of the EastEnders scriptwriters.

Rival soap Coronation Street has attracted criticism for its recent focus on the grim and the grizzly, but that doesn’t seem to have saved fan favourite Shakil Kazemi, who will reportedly be killed off in the coming months.

The Daily Star claims the character – played by Shaheen Jafargholi – is likely to get stabbed, with a show insider telling the publication:

“Producers are having a big clear-out, waving goodbye to some massive characters to make sure the show feels fresh.

“No firm decisions have been made but it’s highly possible Shakil’s attack could be a big part of his exit storyline.”

The 21-year-old has been in the role less than two years, but it appears to be part of a recent clear out of the cast. Richard Blackwood, Lee Ryan, Jenna Russell and Maggie Steed, have all left the show recently as well.

Though, apparently the actor isn’t too fussed about being written out of the show as he is keen to pursue a music career.

The source added: “Shaheen loves being part of EastEnders but he’s got other ambitions.”