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When he walked onto the Square, Walford’s ladies took notice of Syed – he’s good looking, suave and sophisticated. But they weren't what he was looking for…
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|First appearance:||21st April 2009|
|Address:||43A Albert Square|
|Occupation:||Businessman and stall holder|
Amira, who followed him to The Square, was sure she'd found her handsome prince, but she had no idea that Syed was actually fighting his feelings for her friend Christian. And that Christian was secretly willing Syed to leave her.
I've got this great idea...Syed Masood
- Likes: Chocolate and Christian's cooking
- Health issues: Metal pin in his left shin
- Qualifications: Degree in Economics and Diploma in Massage
- Children: Yasmin (daughter)
- Interests: Property development/Massage
The eldest of the Masood children, Syed was the apple of his mum's eye, but this changed when he revealed that he was gay. Zainab disowned him, and even his easy-going dad Masood turned against him.
Under pressure from his family, Syed was coerced into marrying Amira, but though he tried to make it work, his feelings for Christian were too strong. Truth prevailed and Chryed (Christian and Syed) moved in together.
But Princess Amira wasn't giving up that easily. When she returned to the Square with Syed's baby Yasmin, she thought that she had hit upon the perfect way to tear Chryed apart. However, she finally had to accept defeat, and come up with amicalble childcare arrangements for little Yasmin.
However, in true Walford fashion, a happy couple is only happy for a short time, and while Christian busied himself planning their dream wedding, Syed was playing away with wide boy Danny and getting himself embroiled in some very dodgy buisness dealings...
But true love prevailed and Chryed decided to leave their mistakes in The Square and departed, hand in hand to embark on a new life in America... let's hope the happy couple stay that way!
- Marc shaped up to play hunky Syed by doing lots of swimming.
- If he could be any character from EastEnders Marc would choose either bad boy David Wicks or the wicked Janine Butcher.
- Marc has a twin sister called Sophie - who is a massive fan of EastEnders.
- Marc is from William Shakespeare's hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon.
- He loves cooking and his favourite meal is roast lamb.
- You may have seen Marc previously in Holby City or The Bill. He's also toured Britain in the stage production of The History Boys.
- Adam Best Played by David Proud
- Afia Masood Played by Meryl Fernandes
- Al Jenkins Played by Adam Croasdell
- Amanda Best Played by Josie Lawrence
- Amira Masood Played by Preeya Kalidas
- Andrew Cotton Played by Ricky Grover
- Angie Watts Played by Anita Dobson
- Anthony Moon Played by Matt Lapinskas
- Anthony Trueman Played by Nick Bailey
- Archie Mitchell Played by Larry Lamb
- Arthur Fowler Played by Bill Treacher
- Ayesha Rana Played by Shivani Ghai
- Barry Evans Played by Shaun Williamson
- Ben Mitchell Played by Joshua Pascoe
- Beppe Di Marco Played by Michael Greco
- Billie Jackson Played by Devon Anderson
- Bradley Branning Played by Charlie Clements
- Carly Wicks Played by Kellie Shirley