By Laura Fox For Mailonline
Published: 10:04 BST, 1 August 2019 | Updated: 10:09 BST, 1 August 2019
EastEnders is reportedly set to introduce its first Muslim lesbian in the coming weeks, as Iqra Ahmed's secret text messages are revealed.
A source told The Sun that the character will come out after Adam Bateman discovers her messages to other woman, but it remains to be seen whether her sexuality is accepted by her family.
This revelation comes nine years after devout Muslim Syed Masood faced being ostracised by his family when he fell in love with Christian Clarke.
Surprising: EastEnders is reportedly set to introduce its first Muslim lesbian in the coming weeks, as Iqra Ahmed's secret text messages are revealed
The source said: 'Iqra has been fighting to keep her sexuality quiet, but eventually the truth will emerge.'
A representative for EastEnders declined to comment when contacted by MailOnline.
EastEnders has been hinting that Iqra (played by Priya Davdra) had something to hide for several weeks, as she desperately tried to conceal the string of mysterious messages.