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EastEnders fans THRILLED after unexpectedly spotting THIS familiar face in Walford

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EastEnders fans are thrilled after Kush Kazemi spots Daniel Cook in last night's episode...

Last night's EastEnders saw Kush Kazemi spot Jean Slater's friend Daniel Cook at the hospital... just months after going to his memorial following his 'death'.

EastEnders fans will know that Daniel faked his own death back in October after he started to grow closer to fellow cancer patient Jean.

Kush sees Daniel in EastEnders

Kush went to the hospital as a favour for Jean, only to get the shock of his life! (Picture: BBC)

The pair struck up an unlikely friendship after meeting while they were both having chemotherapy treatment, but while the pair didn't get on at all at first, they then grew closer and become romantically linked.

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However, knowing his cancer is terminal, Daniel pretended he had died in a bid to save Jean the heartache of falling in love with him shortly before his real death.

Kush sees Daniel in EastEnders

Kush was stunned to spot 'dead' Daniel walking in the corridors of the hospital (Picture: BBC)

But it looks like his plan is about to unravel after Kush spotted him at the hospital while running some errands for Jean last night.

The sighting came as Kush realised Jean was struggling following her latest grilling chemo session and offered to take some magazines and an MP3 plater for one of her new friends as she wasn't well enough.

Kush sees Daniel in EastEnders

What will Kush do now he's made this shocking discovery? (Picture: BBC)

But as he was about to leave the hospital, Kush thought he saw Daniel in the corridor ahead of him, wearing a dark hat as a disguise, and fans were thrilled...

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By the time Kush caught up with Daniel he had mysteriously vanished... but what will Kush do with the shocking information that Daniel isn't actually dead after all?

Will he tell fragile Jean the truth? Or keep the news to himself?

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

Claire Crick
Claire Crick

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.