Shakil's shocked when girlfriend Bex cancels her 16th birthday party. But after a pep talk, the celebrations go ahead, which worries Martin
Stacey Fowler knows that husband Martin has always been suspicious of Bex’s boyfriend, Shakil Kazemi, and that he’s warned the youngster to treat his daughter well in EastEnders.
This week, Bex is looking forward to her 16th birthday and Martin starts worrying all over again because she will have reached the age of consent.
Martin is scared that history might repeat itself and that Bex, like her mum, Sonia, will get pregnant before she’s even finished school.
Stacey, meanwhile, is happily planning a birthday celebration party for Bex… then Martin puts his foot in it with his daughter!
After Stacey's been making preparations for Bex's party, Martin shows her the gift he's bought his daughter.
Stacey knows Martin's concerned about Bex's relationship with Shakil.
Stacey talks to Bex about her upcoming party…
When Martin joins the conversation and voices his concerns about her relationship with Shakil, Bex angrily announces she's cancelling the party.
Shakil's looking forward to girlfriend Bex's 16th birthday party, but he's shocked when Louise Mitchell breaks some news to him…
Shakil's shocked when Louise tells him Bex has cancelled her party.
At home, Stacey has a heart-to-heart with Bex about Shakil.
Bex tells Stacey she fears things are moving too quickly between her and Shakil, and Stacey advises her to talk to him about it.
Later, Shakil shows up and when they're alone in her room he gives her a touching birthday gift. Is she ready to take their relationship to the next level?
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