LIFE OR DEATH drama for THIS EastEnders newcomer just moments after their arrival

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Suki Panesar is heading for Walford, and she's about to make her presence known in next week's EastEnders...

There's drama heading for the Panesar family in next week's EastEnders when their mum, Suki Panesar, arrives in Walford.

While the Panesar brothers, Jags, Vinny and Kheerat, have been making themselves at home in Albert Square over the last few weeks, there is still a lot we don't know about Suki - the matriarch of the family.

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Suki Panesar moves to Albert Square next week, and collapses shortly after her arrival (Picture: BBC)

However that's all set to change next week when she arrives to see her children... but while the boys might be happy to see their mum, the same can't be said for Ash.

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EastEnders fans will know that Ash has got a strained relationship with her mum, but it looks like she is going to struggle to keep her distance because as soon as Suki arrives in Walford, she heads over to see her daughter.

However, as Suki approaches Ash's house, Kheerat rushes over to stop their mum making any rash decisions, having worked hard to get closer to his estranged sister over the last few weeks.

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A scheming Suki Panesar is up to something (Picture: BBC)

But as Ash and Suki come face to face, tragedy strikes the Suki dramatically collapses, much to everyone's horror.

As her children rally around her, it seems Suki is going to be okay... however, when later Suki pleads with Ash to call a truce between them, she is left conflicted.

But it seems Suki is used to getting her own way, because later in the week Kheerat is looking for office space for work, and she supports his decision to expand, but points out that he should get somewhere close by, clearly planning something.

However it seems Suki could be playing games with her children because as she and Ash start to build brides very slowly, their budding relationship is thrown into jeopardy when Suki's story doesnt add up and Ash is left feeling suspicious of her mum.

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Ash is suspicious that her mum is lying about something next week (Picture: BBC) (Image credit: BBC / Jack Barnes)

Suki isn't one to be put off and soon makes herself at home in Albert Square, but it is clear that she has an ulterior notice and will stop at nothing to get her children on side.

So was her dramatic collapse shortly after her arrival for real? Or all part of a much bigger plan?

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 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.