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'EastEnders' Tamwar, Afia should stay together, says Himesh Patel

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EastEnders star Himesh Patel has revealed that he is eager for Tamwar and Afia to settle their differences in the coming weeks.

The couple's marriage has recently hit the rocks as Tamwar is furious with Afia for keeping quiet about how his mother Zainab (Nina Wadia) was set on fire by evil Yusef (Ace Bhatti) several years ago.

Tamwar Masood from EastEnders

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Meryl Fernandes, EasteEnders, Afia

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Tamwar is currently recovering in hospital following the injuries he suffered in the Christmas B&B blaze, but he has refused to see Afia - leaving her devastated.

Patel told Inside Soap of the storyline: "They love each other very much. But I think it'll be very difficult and tense as they try to move forward. This problem has surfaced very early in their marriage, so it'll be interesting to see what happens next. Hopefully Tamwar and Afia can come out the other side stronger - but nothing is really guaranteed, is it?"

"The consequences of what's taken place are worse than anyone could have imagined," he continued. "Tamwar ran into that fire thinking Afia was caught in it, and he feels so betrayed by her. In the past, he's been stuck in the middle of everything going on around him. This time, it's all come down on him - and through no fault of his own."

Discussing where the story could go next, the actor added: "I never want Tamwar and Afia to get divorced. From the moment they married, Meryl and I have said we want them to be the couple who stays together."

EastEnders further explores Tamwar's troubles with Afia in next week's episodes as he is finally released from hospital.

> Read Digital Spy's October 2011 interview with EastEnders star Himesh Patel
> Read more EastEnders spoilers and news

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