The Masood family are about to be rocked with an unplanned pregnancy in EastEnders, according to one paper.

The Sun reports 40-something Zainab is dismayed when she falls pregnant because it seems to end her dream of independence.

The couple had wanted to leave Walford behind and travel the world once their youngest, Tamwar, had finished his A-levels. While, Masood (Nitin Ganatra) takes it in his stride, Zainab (Nina Wadia) is less than delighted.

A show insider said: “What should be a special moment in their lives is greeted with dismay. They had hoped to go off and travel and enjoy their new-found freedom now the kids have grown up.

“[Zainab] feels she’s done her motherly duties and hates the idea that she’ll be a mum when she’s in her 60s. It puts a really dark cloud over the relationship for a while.”

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