Living a lie

TV Times|July 04, 2020

Living a lie
Revisit New Year’s Day 2010 when secretly gay Syed married Amira

For sheer splendour, no Walford wedding can match Syed Masood and Amira Shah’s big day. It was lavish, vibrant, colourful. Heck, there was even a horse involved!

Bur beneath the sparkle of this Tuesday’s classic episode, first shown on New Year’s Day 2010, lay a quiet sadness. The groom was gay and had been having an affair with Christian Clarke. But he was too scared to come out for fear of rejection from his deeply religious family and the wider Muslim community – as he explained when his secret lover had earlier confronted him on the morning of the nuptials.

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July 04, 2020