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'EastEnders' Nitin Ganatra: 'I really miss Nina Wadia'

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EastEnders actor Nitin Ganatra has confessed that he misses filming with Nina Wadia.

The actress announced her departure from the show last month after five years of playing Zainab Masood, wife to Ganatra's character Masood Ahmed.

Nitin Ganatra as Masood Ahmed in EastEnders

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Nina Wadia appears on 'This Morning'

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Ganatra told PA: "I really do miss her - we worked together for five years intensely and we had a really good rapport.

"I've known Nina for 19 years, so when you work that closely and get used to each other's working rhythms and suddenly she's gone you do see a big hole there.

"Nina's excited to do other things and I'm excited because this allows my character to evolve in a different direction."

In a current storyline, Masood is being tempted by younger woman Ayesha Rana (Shivani Ghai).

"It's nice to have a beautiful young lady chasing your character around Albert Square for a while," he quipped.

"Morally, whether he does the right thing, that's the question. We'll find out in a couple of weeks... Will he or won't he do the nasty?" Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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