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EastEnders fans hail Walford newcomer ‘MESMERISING’ after THIS happened last night

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Fans are loving the latest arrival in EastEnders...

Last night's EastEnders saw the arrival of Suki Panesar in Albert Square, and fans already can't get enough of her.

The matriarch of the Panesar family had only been in Walford for a matter of seconds before she whipped her three sons into shape, getting them all falling over themselves to do as she asked and bring her bags in from the car.

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Suki didn't waste any time making herself at home in Walford (Picture: BBC)

But while Vinny, Jags and Kheerat might all be mummy's boys, EastEnders fans know there is no love lost between their little sister Ash and their mum.

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As her boys were unpacking for her, Suki made her way over to Ash's house, wanting to see the daughter who had spent the last four years avoiding her... but once she got there she collapsed as her cancer apparently took its toll.

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Suki collapsed when she visited Ash, but is she faking? (Picture: BBC)

But while Ash wasn't overly impressed to see her mum, fans are loving the new addition to the Panesar family...

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But as most fans sung Suki's praises, lots of others were convinced that she was up to no good and not to be trusted...

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Ash also didn't seem too convinced by her mum's dying act... and with her being a doctor, if there is one person in the family who will work out if Suki is faking her illness it is Ash.

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Suki reached out to Ash, but is everything as it seems with the newcomer? (Picture: BBC)

But despite the cold reception for got from her daughter, Suki clearly wasn't giving up and told Ash she was a changed woman and that she wanted them to make peace with one another before she died.

But will Ash agree? Or is there more scheming to come from the latest addition to Walford?

EastEnders airs Monday and Friday at 8pm and Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC One.

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 


After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and whattowatch.com writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off


She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 


As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.