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Carmel's son Shakil is a misfiring Cupid in EastEnders

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Carmel's delighted when her son, Shakil, arrives in Walford with some good news… But is everything as it seems? (Image credit: BBC/Kieron McCarron)

Carmel is set up for a fall by her teenage son Shakil when he arrives in Albert Square

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Carmel's delighted when her son, Shakil, arrives in Walford with some good news… But is everything as it seems? (Image credit: BBC/Kieron McCarron)

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Carmel's delighted when her son, Shakil, arrives in Walford with some good news… But is everything as it seems?

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Carmel agrees to meet her ex, Umar, after Shakil tells her his dad is coming to see her because he wants them to get back together…  (Image credit: BBC/Kieron McCarron)

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Carmel agrees to meet her ex, Umar, after Shakil tells her his dad is coming to see her because he wants them to get back together… 

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Despite her doubts that she's doing the right thing, Carmel waits patiently in The Vic… (Image credit: BBC/Kieron McCarron)

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Despite her doubts that she's doing the right thing, Carmel waits patiently in The Vic…

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Belinda chats to Carmel as it dawns on her Umar isn't going to show… (Image credit: BBC/Kieron McCarron)

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Belinda chats to Carmel as it dawns on her Umar isn't going to show…

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At home, Carmel is upset at being stood up… (Image credit: BBC/Kieron McCarron)

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At home, Carmel is upset at being stood up…

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When Kush learns the truth about his brother's visit, Carmel tells Shakil he should leave (Image credit: BBC/Kieron McCarron)

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When Kush learns the truth about his brother's visit, Carmel tells Shakil he should leave

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But Carmel soon realises that Shakil needs her… (Image credit: BBC/Kieron McCarron)

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But Carmel soon realises that Shakil needs her…

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Will Shakil stay in Walford with his mum and brother? Watch EastEnders on BBC1 from Bank Holiday Monday, May 2 (Image credit: BBC/Kieron McCarron)

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Will Shakil stay in Walford with his mum and brother? Watch EastEnders on BBC1 from Bank Holiday Monday, May 2