EastEnders spoilers: Kush Kazemi and Martin Fowler's date with Stacey!

EastEnders Kush Kazemi and Martin Fowler
(Image credit: BBC/Kieron McCarron)

Kush Kazemi and Martin Fowler actors Davood Ghadami and James Bye talk love triangles, set surprises and friendship with EastEnders superfan Stacey Dooley

Kush Kazemi and Martin Fowler - aka actors Davood Ghadami and James Bye - meet up with Stacey Dooley for EastEnders: Secrets From The Square (opens in new tab) on Monday (8 pm, see our TV Guide for full listings).

Martin and Kush are two of Albert Square’s closest pals but it turns out actors James Bye and Davood Ghadami are great mates in real life! The EastEnders hunks head to the Walford East restaurant to talk to Stacey about their on-set and off-set friendship and their time on the show.

EastEnders Davood Ghadami (Kush Kazemi)

Davood Ghadami reminisces about his time on EastEnders as Kush Kazemi (Image credit: BBC/Kieron McCarron)

Known by the production team as ‘the naughty kids at the back of the class’ the pair exchange some banter as they talk Stacey through a few classic scenes.

As well as reviewing the Martin, Kush and Stacey Fowler love triangle that saw Stacey having Kush’s baby after a fling, Stacey (Dooley, that is, not Fowler!) asks the lads about their tougher storylines.

Davood talks about the heartbreaking knife crime story that saw Kush’s brother Shakil Kazemi fatally stabbed. Meanwhile, James gives an insight into a recent storyline that saw Martin turn from mild-mannered market stallholder to potential hitman!

It wouldn’t be Secrets From the Square (opens in new tab) without some juicy on set stories. James reveals all about the time he thought he’d killed a stuntman… Also, Strictly Come Dancing favourite Davood has a laugh over a scene that saw Kush and friends attempt a One Direction dance routine!

Stacey Dooley on EastEnders Secrets From The Square

Super fan Stacey Dooley has a stroll around Bridge Street Market (Image credit: BBC/Kieron McCarron)

If that wasn’t excitement enough, James will give fans an access-all-areas tour of the Square along with fan girl Stacey and we find out what’s really on those market stalls…

While EastEnders takes a break, fans will get their Monday night Walford fix with this entertainment series replacing the regular episodes. EastEnders will return with brand new episodes later in the year.

EastEnders replacement programming continues on BBC1 on Tuesday at 7.30 pm.

Rachel Lucas
Forward Planning Deputy Manager

Rachel is a soaps and TV writer for (opens in new tab)WhatToWatch (opens in new tab).com, soaps podcaster and resident soap expert for UK TV listings magazines What's On TV and TV Times. After graduating with an art and design degree from Birmingham City University, she found her true calling in all things soap and has been writing about them for magazines and websites for over 20 years. A self-confessed soap addict, she's always had a great love of all the UK and Aussie soaps and owns everything from a Neighbours 1990 Annual to a DVD box set of classic Corrie episodes to prove it.