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    Ian Beale’s teenage son will turn to Islam to find peace after leaving prison for killing his sister in EastEnders storyline designed ‘to challenge prejudices about faith’

    EastEnders bosses have been working with Muslim youth workers ahead of a storyline which sees jailed Bobby Beale explore Islam.

    Producers have said they want to show the positive impact of religion in 21st-century society, with Bobby – played by Clay Milner Russell – taking a new direction after leaving prison.

    The Muslim Youth Helpline has been working with producers of the soap to offer advice on the character’s new story arc.

    EastEnders fans will see Bobby – the son of show stalwart Ian Beale begin to explore the Islamic faith, and its positive impact on his life.

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