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Ian Beale has a shock proposal to make to Mel Owen in EastEnders!

EastEnders character Ian Beale looks like Sam Bird from Love Island
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When he returns from New Zealand, Ian Beale gets a surprise from Masood Ahmed – and has one in store for old flame Mel Owen!

Ian isn't happy when he discovers that Masood has been selling his samosas in the chip shop. But being Walford's premier businessman he tries to come to an arrangement with Mas - only for the pair to fall out.

Later, Ian then has a suggestion for his ex-wife Mel Owen - why don't they give things another go? What will Mel say?

Ian Beale returns to Walford with a new positive outlook on life...

(Image credit: BBC / Kieron McCarron)

Ian Beale returns to Walford with a new positive outlook on life...

Furious to learn Masood has been flogging his wares, Ian storms round to confront him.

(Image credit: BBC / Kieron McCarron)

Furious to learn Masood has been flogging his wares, Ian storms round to confront him.

Ian suggests they come to an arrangement, but the two men just bicker.

(Image credit: BBC / Kieron McCarron)

Ian suggests they come to an arrangement, but the two men just bicker.

An argument ensues and Masood refuses to work with Ian.

(Image credit: BBC / Kieron McCarron)

An argument ensues and Masood refuses to work with Ian.

Later in the week, Ian invents a reason to talk to ex-wife Mel Owen - and suggests they give things another go!

(Image credit: BBC / Kieron McCarron)

Later in the week, Ian invents a reason to talk to ex-wife Mel Owen - and suggests they give things another go!

Mum Kathy is suspicious of Ian's new positive outlook as he tries to woo Mel…

(Image credit: BBC / Kieron McCarron)

Mum Kathy is suspicious of Ian's new positive outlook as he tries to woo Mel…

…but will it last? Catch all the drama in EastEnders from Monday 12 March.

(Image credit: BBC / Kieron McCarron)

…but will it last? Catch all the drama in EastEnders from Monday 12 March.