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The Alpha 'mail' of the Masood family, good-natured postman Masood spends much of his time smoothing over the problems in his family.
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|First appearance:||16th October 2007|
|Address:||41 Albert Square|
As well as his postal duties, Masood used to co-run Masala Masood, and was coaxed into buying the Argee Bhajee, which he promptly handed over to Tamwar. In spite of, or often because of their business ventures, the Masood family frequently seem to be in debt. And even though his intentions are usually good, Masood often makes financial matters worse. The family business came to a head when the bailiffs arrived at Christian and Syed’s wedding, repossessing the Argee Bhajee.
Calm down, Zee, let's talk about this...Masood Ahmed
- Personal habits: Gambling, chews nails
- Favourite food: Chooza palak, cheese and onion crisps
- Favourite drink: Orange juice with lemonade
- Hobbies: Cinema
- Dislikes: Rugby
The Masoods have had their fair share of drama while they've been on the Square. Masood may stamp his foot now and then, but with a wife like Zainab, life was mostly a peace-keeping mission.
The entire family nearly burst at the seams as they struggled to deal with son Syed's homosexuality with Masood and Zainab later splitting. Masood then got together with his best mate, Jane Beale, and Zainab took up with the villainous Yusef who met his end after a heated battle with Masood in the fire at the B&B.
Shortly after, Masood and Zainab got back together, but their relationship wasn’t all plain sailing! Having the young and beautiful Ayesha in his house made Masood question his life, and he realised he was no longer happy jumping to Zainab's every command, deciding to end their relationship.
Zainab took son Kamil and left The Square. It didn’t take long for Masood to receive more female attention however. Within mere weeks of Zainab’s departure, he was setting up a date with Carol Jackson only for it to be interrupted by the arrival of Ayesha. While Masood was flattered, and tempted to run away with Ayesha, he realised that his family needed him at home. Now he has decided to give it another go with Carol... and in spite of Carol’s eyes briefly wandering to Bianca’s probation officer, their relationship seems not only to have lasted longer than one date but is going from strength to strength!
With many dates, their most recent one at Carol’s was sure to go swimmingly. With an empty house, all was looking good… until the kids came home earlier than planned. After negotiations to get rid of them, Carol and Masood looked set to get their evening after all, just as the doorbell rang, and in walked David Wicks. Masood’s heard a lot about David, and now it’s time for him to experience him.
And experience him he will. Being around for a matter of hours, David’s already made it clear who’s in charge, despite Masood’s attempts to protect Carol.
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