SERIOUS star Nina Wadia has confirmed she will ‘100%’ return to EastEnders and wants bosses to call her.
The 52-year-old actress, who played the fierce matriarch of Masood’s family, said she was ready to return to the BBC nine years after she left.
The TV star explained that a return for her character is “always on the cards” and that she’ll be set to put things on Albert Square again.
Speaking exclusively to The Sun about an EastEnders return, Nina said: “There’s always a chance to come back, if Enders call us and say come back, we’d be happy to go.
“We had the time of our lives to do that show.”
Nina wowed fans earlier this week when she shared a selfie with her on-screen husband Nitin Ganatra following a surprise reunion.
She told us at the premiere of Cirque Du Soleil’s LUZIA’s LUZIA at the Royal Albert Hall in London: “
Speaking of diversity on soap, she said: “I haven’t seen it in a long time, but I know there’s more variety, they have to have it.
“At the end of the day, EastEnders is set in the East End, it’s basically a minority paradise for me, that’s why I love going there.
“It’s more representative, I hope there are families like Masood that have opened more doors to Asian characters, that’s needed.”
The soap star explained that she’s looking forward to returning to more acting work and said she’s excited to be back for season two of The Outlaws.
Nina played the battle of Zainab Masood on the BBC One soap from 2007 to 2013.
She keeps viewers hooked with a series of dramatic storylines – she often ends up with Masood, her chubby husband, she struggles with her son’s sexuality and remarries to an abusive first husband. Yusef.
Nina said goodbye to Albert Square in February 2013, leaving the UK for Pakistan after a series of failed marriages.
Despite the fact that his on-screen ex-wife left EastEnders 9 years ago, Nitin continued to play the role of Masood until 2019.
The TV star has also starred in this year’s serious TV series, teaming up with professional dancer Neil Jones.
Unfortunately, she was the first celebrity to leave the show in its second week.
She said: “It was amazing, it was a great experience when I actually got to dance.”
Discussing how she felt upset after leaving the country, she said: “I’m not upset because I want to learn more about dancing, that’s all.
“It was a bit heartbreaking, it was very hard because I felt like I let myself down, like I let down my fans, my family. That’s how I feel. So it is a bit difficult.
“I love coaching, I love hard work so for me I put in 100 per cent, don’t get me wrong, I won’t miss those blisters and ankle strains.
“But the actual dance that I was so looking forward to.
“The weight just dropped off you, I’ve maintained it and I’m exercising more.”
The star said she enjoyed “putting herself out of her comfort zone” but admitted that she would continue acting in the future.
She said: “I studied hard, it’s not an aspect of television that I enjoyed very much, so I look forward to getting back into acting more.”
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