Could there be more than friendship on the cards as Bex Fowler and Kush Kazemi get closer in EastEnders?
It looks like there could be romance in Albert Square as Bex Fowler and Kush Kazemi start to spend more time together in EastEnders... but what would Martin Fowler say about his best friend spending time with his teenage daughter?
Next week's EastEnders sees the unlikely pair bonding over their shared heartbreak over losing Shakil Kazemi last year, and it seems that their friendship might have the potential to become something more.
With the pressure mounting as she studies for her exams, Bex tries to talk to her best friend Louise Mitchell about her problems.
But when Louise doesn't have any interest in Bex's woes, she storms off, only to be seen by Stuart Highway.
When Kush clocks Stuart chasing after an upset Bex, he immediately thinks the worst about must have happened and tells Martin that Stuart has upset his daughter.
Martin is on a mission to find out what's going on and storms over to Dot's to get some answers... but once he is there it seems Kush might have got the wrong end of the stick.
But it's not just Kush who is looking out for Bex... it seems the feeling is mutual.
When Kush gets some new fake fur coats on his stall after doing a deal with Mo Harris, Bex is worried for her friend when she hears that a batch of real fur coats has recently been stolen.
Immediately thinking the worst about Mo, Bex tells Kush that he needs to get rid of the stock at once and helps him hide them.
But it turns out to be another false alarm and that Mo, for once, has actually got her hands on some legitimate stock and the coats are fake fur.
As Kush and Bex bond over their two misunderstandings, Bex feels better when the market worker sits and listens to her worries about going to university.
And Kush has clearly made an impression on Bex, because the next day she is trying to find a way to spend more time with him.
When she hears that Martin is going out with Kush to E20, she heads to the club under the pretence that she is there to see her dad... but clearly it is Kush she wants to spend time with.
The pair reminisce about Shakil and enjoy each other's company, but while there is only friendship between the pair at the moment, could there be the potential for it to turn into something more?
EastEnders airs Monday and Friday at 8pm and Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC One.
Picture credits: BBC / Kieron McCarron
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