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'EastEnders' Preeya Kalidas reveals Amira return secrets

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EastEnders star Preeya Kalidas has today revealed the first official details of her character Amira Shah's return storyline.

Kalidas recently signed up to make a comeback as Amira, who departed Albert Square in April 2010 after learning that her husband Syed (Marc Elliott) had been having an affair with Christian Clarke (John Partridge).

However, Amira left Walford with a secret of her own as she was expecting Syed's baby.

Speaking of her return on BBC Asian Network this morning, Kalidas commented: "It's actually really exciting. I'm quite excited to go back and face the wrath of Syed and Christian!"

The 31-year-old confirmed that Amira went ahead with the pregnancy and will "come back with a little girl" later this year.

Asked what viewers can expect from the storyline, Kalidas replied: "Drama - a lot of drama. It's going to get emotional - it's EastEnders, it's got to! She's having a tough time of it - she's a defiant woman who's defying her dad, and she comes back to the Square and ends up facing the man who broke her heart."

Kalidas also explained that Amira will feature in special scenes filmed especially for the BBC's red button service, which are due to air next month.

"I just filmed last week a BBC red button, which will be shown on the 6th and 8th of September," she said. "And then my official return to the Square will be in October. Next month, on the red button, you'll see her in her £2 million pad, where she's been held a prisoner by her dad!"

Digital Spy readers recently gave their backing to Amira's return as a poll saw 80.5% of voters expressing their excitement over the shock plot twist.

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Re-live some memorable moments from EastEnders' Amira, Syed and Christian story in the video below:

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