EastEnders' Nish Panesar 'set for explosive exit' as actor warns 'he has nothing to lose'

EastEnders' star Navin Chowdhry has been spilling the tea on his character Nish Panesar, hinting that he's set to become "more dangerous than ever" ahead of an explosive departure from the show.

Navin, who first graced our screens in 2022 as the dastardly businessman and head of the Panesar family, has quickly risen to be one of Albert Square's most notorious baddies.

His reign of terror has included everything from attempted murder to the abuse of his wife Suki, ensuring that his stint in Walford is anything but dull. And now, after a dramatic return to the Square with some shocking news for his family he's dying the stakes are higher than ever.

The Panesars were initially sceptical about welcoming Nish back after he was chucked out earlier this year, but they were gobsmacked when he rocked up in Walford again.

The actor has teased an explosive exit -Credit:BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron

Despite their reservations, it turned out Nish wasn't spinning a yarn his heart is indeed failing because of a virus, and he's been diagnosed with viral myocarditis, leaving him in urgent need of a heart transplant, reports the Daily Star.

While Ravi decided to bury the hatchet and support his dad, Suki and Vinny weren't so quick to forgive. Eventually, though, Vinny had a change of heart and vowed to stand by his father during these trying times.

Some of Nish's family are playing the bad guy -Credit:BBC/Jack Barnes/Kieron McCarron

But it turns out Vinny is actually conning Nish, with Suki's help, all to ensure he inherits the Panesar empire. Talk about family drama!

Navin, who plays the villainous character in the soap, has teased a dramatic exit for his character, telling Radio Times: "It's up to the viewers what they choose to believe, but if illness is going to consume Nish, then he's not going to go quietly."

Nish has caused plenty of drama -Credit:BBC

"Look at what he did when he was of good health he behaved so recklessly and had no moral compass. There were no limits beforehand, imagine if he knew people are betraying him behind the scenes he's got nothing to lose and could be more dangerous than he's ever been.."

The actor also revealed that fans often confuse him with his on-screen persona, leading to some awkward moments. Speaking to Daily Star, he said: "There have been moments when we've had scenes and I'll speak to the producer and I'll say, 'I'm going to have to go on the school run and you're making me beat up every woman on Albert Square'. I've been scared."

EastEnders airs Monday to Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer