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'EastEnders' fire scenes are spectacular, says Nitin Ganatra

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EastEnders star Nitin Ganatra has praised the soap's B&B fire storyline, promising that there are shocks ahead in "spectacular" scenes.

EastEnders fans will see the building set ablaze this Boxing Day as the show brings its Yusef Khan storyline to an explosive climax.

Nitin Ganatra as Masood Ahmed (Eastenders)

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Yusef Khan from EastEnders

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Yusef (Ace Bhatti) has ripped the Masood family apart in recent months as he has tried to win back his ex-wife Zainab (Nina Wadia). The upcoming fire is expected to tie in with the evil doctor's ongoing revenge scheme.

Ganatra, who plays Masood Ahmed, told Inside Soap of the fire plot: "It was really exciting to do. There's a lot of action and it's spectacular. It takes place on Boxing Day and there are lots of twists and turns. What happens next is amazing."

Discussing the filming of the episode, he continued: "I was walking through [the fire] and standing in it! I was like a little kid - I got really excited. There were certain points where they'd bring in a stuntman. But most of the time we did it on our own, which was great."

Ganatra added that he is thrilled to see the Masood family at the centre of EastEnders' big Christmas storyline.

"I feel honoured and excited," he explained. "We got such great feedback from the New Year's Day episode we did with Zainab finding out about Syed and Christian, and people still talk to us about that.

"So to be told we were headlining Christmas had a real effect on us. We want to do the best we possibly can."

EastEnders continues tonight at 7.30pm on BBC One.

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> EastEnders: More Yusef shocks revealed
> EastEnders character to be disfigured in Christmas fire?
> EastEnders: More Christmas fire rumours emerge
> EastEnders' B&B fire: First look
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