EastEnders star Preeya Kalidas has admitted that working with a baby on her return to the soap is making her broody.

The actress and singer is coming back to the show as Syed’s estranged wife Amira – and she brings a surprise with her in the shape of their baby daughter Yasmin, whom he knew nothing about.

And she told Inside Soap magazine that was thoroughly enjoying working with her younger co-star. “This is the first time I’ve acted with a baby, and she’s making me broody,” Preeya said.

“There’s no way you couldn’t enjoy spending time with her. She’s just adorable.”

The storyline is bound to complicate matters for Syed, who was recently discussing the possibility of having a child with his partner Christian – who he left Amira for after admitting he was gay.

“I think Syed is going to feel very torn between Christian and Amira, because she has every right to say that she doesn’t want Christian to be involved with their baby,” Preeya added.

“It’s not easy for her to forgive Christian for stealing her husband – she thought he was her mate. Amira is going to fight for the father of her child.”