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Behind-the-scenes video shoot: Christian/Syed/Amira

Nickie | 10:00 UK time, Monday, 26 April 2010

On-screen they're fight-fight-fight-fight-fighting for this love, but at this photoshoot they're dancing, smooching and generally having a good old-fashioned Walford knees-up. Check out the video now...

Make sure you don't miss the Christian and Syed special on BBC Three, after the BIG episode on Monday 26th April, at 8.30pm.

PLUS, join us to watch Monday's EastEnders together, Monday 26th April at 8pm over on the Facebook pages for Team Amira, Team Syed or Team Christian


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  • Comment number 1.

    OMG it's tonight cant wait!!!!! whooooo. Hannah xx

  • Comment number 2.

    The photoshoot is funny x Hannah x

  • Comment number 3.

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  • Comment number 4.

    Smooth! ;-)

  • Comment number 5.

    just coz i live in adelaide i can't watch it, that sucks.

  • Comment number 6.

    Love it! :D Amira is so pretty!!

  • Comment number 7.

    I have been a huge EastEnders fan for ages, but live in Holland. With the new website I can't see the videos anymore....why is that? Please BBC, why are we left in the cold?
    I hope Syed and Christian will have a happy life after all, but I think it's not likely to happen...and I do feel sorry for Amira, she doesn't deserve her heart to be broken this way...

  • Comment number 8.

    Oh it does woop woop lol Hannah xx

  • Comment number 9.

    RAWRRRRR... Christian your gorgeous! Can't wait for tonight! :)

  • Comment number 10.

    Wow...could Johnny Partridge get any hotter?!! Stunningly gorgeous and sexy man! Love him.
    Can't wait for tonight's episode, it's going to be classic EE. The aftermath won't be good for Christian and Syed, but I've got everything crossed they'll eventually get together properly.

  • Comment number 11.

    GO TEAM AMIRA!!!! big shame that preeya's leaving xx

  • Comment number 12.

    This is it!!! ONLY A COUPLE OF HOURS left!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 13.

    I really dont want Amira (Preeya to leave) i love EastEnders it makes me upset :( xx love U EASTENDERS XXX

  • Comment number 14.

    hahaaa! i love the part where they are dancing!!! x cant wait for tonight :D

  • Comment number 15.

    Tonights the BIG night i couldn't sleep!! all nights!!! love u EastEnders !! xxx

  • Comment number 16.

    2hours & 45mins left for Monday 26th April 2010 BIG REVEAL on syed + chris...

  • Comment number 17.

    I never thought I'd say this but THANK GOD IT'S MONDAY!

  • Comment number 18.

    I just cant wait for tonight!! only 2hrs & 35mins left for tonights ep xx

  • Comment number 19.

    OMG i can't wait for tonight's episode..... I absolutely love Christain he cant get hurt :( left for dead i read OMG no way

  • Comment number 20.

    OMG!! I can't wait for tonight, it's going to be ace! I wish Pteeya wasn't leaving :( Only 1hr 35mins to go!!! YAY!!

  • Comment number 21.

    i have a question is dere a behind the scenes episode 2nite. episode shall be great 2day

  • Comment number 22.

    i believe there's a behind the scenes on bbc 3 and 8:30?? Although i could be wrong x

  • Comment number 23.

    :) In for a good one tonight... are you watchhing the thing on bbc3??

    omg omg omg X

  • Comment number 24.

    ii believee theress aa behindd thee sceness onn bbc3 and 8:30???????? althoughh ii cudd alwayss bee rongg

  • Comment number 25.

    today's reveal episode is one of the best episodes ever written by the writers of this soap.

    I haven't seen writing/scenes/acting(lol) like this from eastenders in a very long time. it was even better than the live episode with stacy saying she killed archie and bradley's ridiculous death.

    I am one of the biggest watchers of gay storylines and I cannot applaud you writers enough for this reveal episode. hollyoaks eat your heart out.

    well done EE writers.

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  • Comment number 27.

    Annie - it was amazing wasn't it? I had to remember to breathe out afterwards. So well done - by everyone - I thought.

    For everyone who asked about the BBC Three special - it's in the main text above the video. You'll be able to watch it on iPlayer if you missed it, so don't worry! Here's the link again - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00s7xgr

  • Comment number 28.

    i hope eastenders kill syed off and i want christern and roxy to be together

  • Comment number 29.

    i love chryed!!

  • Comment number 30.

    INSIDER_NICKIE - i thought it was soap opera worthy stuff. i used to watch eastenders with a passion and then they killed dennis rickman and shipped off sharon and i began to loose interest quick when all these new comers (especially roxie and sometimes ronnie) came into the square acting like they've been there since i was born. urgh.
    anyway this storyline has got tough competition with the likes of Hollyoaks' groundbreaking John Paul and Craig love story, Chis and Olii in the german soap "Verbotene Liebe" and Luke and Noah's love story form the american soap "As the world turns". all these gay love stories have a massive following especially Luke and Noah (me included :)) and they all have a big fan base. just like this one is trying to conjure up. I enjoyed today's episode. held my breath throughout the whole party scene except it did remind me of a certain soap reveal *cough* hollyoaks *cough*.
    but i still enjoyed it none the less. :)

    DWYNWEN69 - lol i didn't like this story to begin with. i thought john was putting too much into christian's character and john does have that small off putting way about him - not the "campness" per-say but his "swagga" is very uncomfortable.... i dunno. i prefer personalities like louie spence in "pineapple dance studios". louie spence has that special "camp" spark and i think john doesn't have it. same with john barrowman. their personalities are a little... forced. so i understand what you mean :) but you can't deny the writing was amazing. i love zanab and her battleaxe ways. i wouldn't want her as a mother though. it would have been interesting to see her like debbie, michael's mother in the "US queer as folk" :)

  • Comment number 31.

    this was a very good story is ¨´syed´and christian gay for real??? if not i bet it took a lot for the kissing bit???????? lets hope they both get an award for this episode.
    wonder what will happen to them now i hoope they stay in th eprogram and good luck to ameria. now chelsea what next now your not preggy

  • Comment number 32.

    Enjoyed the video. They seemed to have fun.
    I hope Amira will come back with the baby at a later date. watch this space

  • Comment number 33.

    I absolutely loved the Syed/Christian/Amira behind-the-scenes special on BBC3 last night! Not only did it give a great insight into how such an intense story-line is crafted and filmed, we got some fascinating glimpses, some of them very funny, into the actors who have brought these wonderful characters to life and made them actually matter to so many people.

    After the real angst of the reveal episode, where Johnny,Marc and Preeya gave such stunning and touching performances, it was a great antidote to the high emotion to see some of Johnny and Marc's antics off camera, at the photo-shoot etc. I'm sure they needed to break the tension with some fooling around. They are some comedy double act!

    For their characters I know there are dark times ahead in the immediate future, but I loved Johnny's teasing "it ain't over yet" at the end of the Special! I should hope not either! On the other side of that titanic struggle I'm hoping Christian and Syed will make a (mainly) happy life together ON THE SQUARE! No taking a taxi ride off into the sunset, there is so much more dramatic mileage, serious and light-hearted, that could be harvested from the brilliant chemistry Johnny and Marc have concocted,on and off screen. This is a relationship that could add so much to Eastenders for some time to come...and the return of Amira and Syed Junior somewhere down the line would throw another dramatically-productive spanner in the works. :-D Really hope the producers are thinking along those lines!

    When you have hit on some TV magic, as EE has in the shape of Johnny and Marc,it should be treasured and hung on to! Are you listening Diederick,darling???!!! ;-)

    Nadine xx

  • Comment number 34.

    Altghough, i did feel sorry for Amira cause she didnt deserve any of this but if Syed would have just told her the truth from the beggining none of this would have happened. But it is a brilliant storyline!
    Please someone tell me that Christian isnt leaving?!

  • Comment number 35.

    IM A MASSIVE EASTENDERS FAN ! THE NO1 ! I crying it was sooo dramatic , & the ending was vry upseting whn Amira left p.s Good luck ) Preeya (Amira) for the future , be happy :) i will miss you good luck for the future bless xx im will remember you 4 ever xx

  • Comment number 36.

    I'm behind the times! Diederick Santer has moved on. My latest researches tell me that it's now Bryan Kirkwood as Exec Producer and it's he I should be sweet-talking! What do you reckon Nickie, should I drop him a line? Does he know how many of us out here are desperate for Christian and Syed to make a go of it together on the Square, the two of them against the world?! I think he should be told!!! ;-)

    Nadine xx

  • Comment number 37.

    I would like to know where Amira's dress was from. The one she was wearing in the episode shown on 26th April. I thought it was lovely. Can you tell me where I can get it and how much it costs. Thankyou. :-)

  • Comment number 38.

    They are all really good actors/actresses well done !!! lol

  • Comment number 39.

    "i hope eastenders kill syed off and i want christern and roxy to be together"

    even if Syed gets killed off, Christian is still gay so how can he get together with Roxy? I reckon if Christian was straight he wouldn't fancy Roxy - she's not good looking. He'd be way too good looking for her - if he was straight he would be with stunning Ronnie.

  • Comment number 40.

    I saw the Christian and Syed special - I hadn't watched EE for years until now so hadn't sen the arrival of Christian (or Syed). I hate the scene where Roxy says to Jane "finally swapped that frog of a husband of yours for a charming prince" That is so out of order, a disgusting thing to say! Wonder how she'd feel if someone reffered to her as a frog - she's hardly good looking, just has nice hair.

  • Comment number 41.

    the photo shoot is really funny but john who plays christian is he gay in real life i woonder i think he is because when i was watching the photo shoot he was acting gay

  • Comment number 42.

    Hah, this is soo good its swnd as ~!!

  • Comment number 43.

    Yes John is gay.

    Amira should come back and get together with Danny!

  • Comment number 44.

    the story with syed and christian is beautiful, i think that the only thats wrong about whats happened is the fact the family wanted to protect their pathetic pride. Its unfortunate that amira got hurt but she got hurt because of the pain syed was going through with wanting to be something for his families sake.
    amazing story line and Marc Elliott is a GOD hehe gorgeous man ;)!!!

  • Comment number 45.

    feel so sorry for christian on friday i cry when he get beat up like that

  • Comment number 46.

    want to see christian and syed together

  • Comment number 47.

    am glad it shows the flaws off the msulim religion in brittish siociety from its principles and beliefs and how scary thsi is in society :-(


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