EastEnders will introduce the girlfriend of Iqra Ahmed Ash later this month as she decides it is time for Mariam and Arshad to know the truth.
Gurlen Kaur Garcha is cast in the role of Ash, whose first scenes will air later this month.
Viewers saw Ihra (Priya Davdra) go out to her sister Habib earlier this week, explaining that she was in a relationship with a woman.
Despite Habib's support, Icra felt unable to apply the same honesty to his grandparents, Mariam and Arshad, upset by their reaction.
Caviar even took steps to distance himself from his family as a result, deciding to move to Robbie's spare room to give her more space.
However, the upcoming scenes will make her decide it is time for Mariam and Arshad to know the truth and she will bring Ash to Wolfford to meet them.
As Ihra prepares to drop the bombing, Ash arrives for moral support. Although she is nerve-wracking, Icra proudly announces that Ash is her friend – but how will Mariam and Arshad react?
Gurlaine's previous television credits include roles in Holby City and Doctors and she is also a former Taekwondo champion in the UK. Will do it EastEnders debut on Thursday, August 29th.
EastEnders continues tonight (16 August) from 8pm on BBC One.
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