Characters Christian and Syed are due to become the soap’s first ever civil partners.
A source told the Daily Mirror: “Christian and Syed have had a colourful and controversial relationship in Albert Square from day one. Syed felt torn between his Muslim faith and how he felt in his heart.
“He went ahead with his marriage to Amira despite telling his mum about his feelings for Christian – and those feelings have not gone away.”
Christian has already told his best friend Roxy that he wants to have a child with Syed.