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Kush looks after baby Arthur

Stacey’s illness starts to take its toll on her family and friends, next week on EastEnders.

With Stacey now being looked after in hospital, Martin has to look after baby Arthur by himself. However, visiting Stacey in hospital and keeping their family together becomes quite a difficult challenge for him.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 19/01/2016 - Programme Name: Eastenders - TX: 25/01/2016 - Episode: 5217 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: ***FORTNIGHTLIES PLEASE DO NOT USE (SOAP LIFE and ALL ABOUT SOAP) A broken Martin holds baby Arthur tight.  Martin Fowler (JAMES BYE) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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Struggling to juggle between the two, Martin rushes over to ask Kush if he can look after Arthur for a while.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 19/01/2016 - Programme Name: Eastenders - TX: 28/01/2016 - Episode: 5219 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: ***FORTNIGHTLIES PLEASE DO NOT USE (SOAP LIFE and ALL ABOUT SOAP) Shabnam is horrified when Martin asks Kush to look after baby Arthur. Shabnam Masood (RAKHEE THAKRAR), Martin Fowler (JAMES BYE), Kush Kazemi (DAVOOD GHADAMI) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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Unable to say no, Kush has to say yes to his stressed friend.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 19/01/2016 - Programme Name: Eastenders - TX: 28/01/2016 - Episode: 5219 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: ***FORTNIGHTLIES PLEASE DO NOT USE (SOAP LIFE and ALL ABOUT SOAP) Martin asks Kush to look after baby Arthur.  Martin Fowler (JAMES BYE), Kush Kazemi (DAVOOD GHADAMI) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 19/01/2016 - Programme Name: Eastenders - TX: 28/01/2016 - Episode: 5219 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: ***FORTNIGHTLIES PLEASE DO NOT USE (SOAP LIFE and ALL ABOUT SOAP) Martin asks Kush to look after baby Arthur.  Kush Kazemi (DAVOOD GHADAMI) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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Obviously knowing that Arthur really is Kush’s son, Shabnam looks on horrified.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 19/01/2016 - Programme Name: Eastenders - TX: 28/01/2016 - Episode: 5219 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: ***FORTNIGHTLIES PLEASE DO NOT USE (SOAP LIFE and ALL ABOUT SOAP) Shabnam is horrified when Martin asks Kush to look after baby Arthur. Shabnam Masood (RAKHEE THAKRAR), Kush Kazemi (DAVOOD GHADAMI) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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Having never been a parent before, Kush struggles at times, so turns to Sonia for some help.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 19/01/2016 - Programme Name: Eastenders - TX: 28/01/2016 - Episode: 5219 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: ***FORTNIGHTLIES PLEASE DO NOT USE (SOAP LIFE and ALL ABOUT SOAP) Kush turns to Sonia for help.  Sonia Fowler (NATALIE CASSIDY), Kush Kazemi (DAVOOD GHADAMI) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
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Will Shabnam be able to adjust to their new situation?

EastEnders airs these scenes on Thursday 28th January, on BBC One.

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