The show will air a special episode to highlight the dangers of knife crime. The BBC has announced that EastEnders will air a special episode addressing knife crime in the UK. In the upcoming unique episode, the storyline of murdered knife crime victim Shakil Kazemi (portrayed by Shaheen Jafargholi) will play out in the shape of the youngster’s funeral.
EastEnders fans have expressed their confusion at the fact that A-lister Gary Oldman is the brother of Laila Morse, who plays Walford legend Big Mo. On twitter, viewers shared their surprise at the familial connection as Laila Morse makes her return to the soap just says after her brother's Oscar triumph.