A new Masood
EastEnders casts Masood's brother AJ
Paul Sharma has been cast in the role of AJ, who is said to be a "cheeky chancer" who never misses an opportunity for excitement. AJ hopes to re-connect with brother, Masood but as they relive their childhood antics, Masood wonders if AJ is running away from something?
An Eastenders statement teased: "A bad influence he may be, but AJ is desperate to get back in touch with his family even if it means tip-toeing around an unimpressed Zainab. Using his trusty coin to make his decisions for him, AJ is the polar opposite to his control freak sister-in-law. Sparks will fly in the Masood household as the battle lines are drawn."
Sharma previously starred in Casualty and Doctors, and also worked with Nitin Ganatra on Meet the Magoons.
(picture shows: Nitin Ganatra as Masood Ahmed, watch this space as we'll bring you pictures of AJ when they're released!)