In next week's episodes, the actor's alter ego Tamwar Masood is contacted by his former flame Afia Khan (Meryl Fernandes) and the pair quickly rekindle their relationship.
Speaking to Inside Soap about the plotline, Patel commented: "I'm glad that I'm able to explore another side to Tamwar's character. The best thing about him is that he's so layered. You peel away one layer and see something else underneath.
"I think the audience is going to be surprised by what they see next. Who knows, there could even be a wild side in there."
Afia first appeared on screen in the soap's New Year episodes, when she kissed Tamwar at Syed's (Marc Elliott) wedding.
Patel recently revealed that Tamwar will have to face "a very big obstacle" as the storyline progresses. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad