Kush Kazemi's EastEnders exit confirmed as heart attack to allow Davood Ghamadi to compete on Strictly Come Dancing
Kush Kazemi’s shock EastEnders exit may have been confirmed to allow actor Davood Ghamadi to take to the Strictly Come Dancing ballroom.
It seems more heartbreak will hit Albert Square next week when the market stall owner collapses in the middle of the street.
Just as the community stats to rebuild after the horrific events at Walford In Bloom, Kush suffers a cardiac arrest and is left fighting for his life.
While it’s bad news for the EastEnders favourite, a stint recovering in hospital will allow Davood more free time to train and compete for the Strictly crown.
After tragedy hit Walford last week, Kush decides that life is too short and decides to ask Denise Fox to move in with him.
However, the grand gesture receives a negative reaction and poor Kush is left mortified when his girlfriend turns him down.
This causes an explosive row between the pair, who have already endured their fair share of break-ups and struggles to be together.
Kush storms off from the argument but suddenly falls to the floor in the middle of the marketplace.
Luckily Sonia Fowler is on hand to give him CPR in front of the shocked residents.
Kush is rushed to hospital as his mum, brother, Max Branning and the Foxes stay by his bedside.
They anxiously wait for news on him, while a guilt-ridden Denise fears their argument may have been to blame for what happened, but will Kush make it out alive?
With Kush bed-ridden in hospital there won’t be much need for Davood to be on set as often as before, freeing up time for him to try to win the famous glitterball trophy.
It’s been reported that the celebrities now know who they’ve been partnered up with, and Davood is thought to have been paired with beautiful blonde Ukrainian Nadiya Bychkova.
Nadiya, 28, is one of the three new professional dancers employed by the BBC and has previously posed naked for Playboy in Slovenia.
When Davood was revealed as one of this year’s contestants, he admitted he was looking forward to stepping out of his comfort zone.
He said: “Having the opportunity to take part in this year’s Strictly is such an honour.
“It’s going to be exciting, challenging and terrifying all at once and I am so looking forward to stepping out of my comfort zone and learning to dance. See you under the Glitterball.”