Shabnam may be her best mate, but that doesn’t stop Stacey getting passionate with her pal’s love interest Kush in EastEnders!

Stacey, played by Lacey Turner, has had a chequered love life involving affairs with father-in-law Max Branning, rapist Dean Wicks and Ryan Malloy, shares a kiss with the hunky market stall holder when he returns to Albert Square.

(BBC)Stacey and Kush kiss (BBC/Jack Barnes)

Kush, played by Davood Ghadami, is to rekindle his romance with Shabnam Masood although they will take things slowly, after she lied about how he proposed to her.

He previously confided to Shabnam he is not yet ready to marry again, because he is still grieving over the loss of his first wife, and she was ready to let her aunt Fatima (Anu Hasan) find her a man.

Aunt Fatima surprises the Masoods (BBC/Kieron McCarron)Aunt Fatima surprises the Masoods (Kieron McCarron/BBC)

Fed up with Shabnam’s frosty behaviour, Kush is drawn towards Stacey and the situation soon unravels, in scenes to be shown on the BBC soap on 21 May.

But how will his kiss with Stacey affect his relationship with Shabnam?