Fans go wild as legendary EastEnders couple reunite for the first time
Almost nine years after they were last seen on-screen together, Nina Wadia and Nitin Ganatra had an unexpected reunion, which was captured on-camera.
Nina, 53, who played Zainab Masood on the soap, said goodbye to Albert Square in February 2013, leaving the UK for Pakistan following a series of failed marriages.
One of Zainab’s ex-husbands was Masood Ahmed, played by Nitin, also 53.
Despite his on-screen ex-wife’s departure from EastEnders nine years ago, Nitin continued to play the role of Masood on and off until 2019.
Soap fans were always fond of the pair together, and went wild after actress Nina posted the recent reunion to her Twitter account.
Sharing the beaming snap to her 45.7K followers, she wrote: “In a city of 8.9 million people… it was bound to happen at some point!”
The star continued by tagging @GanatraNitin, as well as adding the hashtags “#fated #zainabandMasood #eastenders #memoriesaremadeofthis”.
In a matter of minutes the social media post had attracted thousands of likes and responses, with friends, fans and co-stars alike all sharing their adoration for the selfie.