EastEnders’ James Bye calls Davood Ghadami the ‘best mate he ever had’ after Kush is dramatically murdered


EASTENDERS star James Bye has paid a touching tribute to his mate Davood Ghadami whose time on the show has come to an end.

Davood, who is best known for his role as Kush Kazemi on the BBC soap, is heading across the BBC lot to star on Holby City after his character was murdered by Gray Atkins.

Eastenders’ James Bye paid a heartwarming tribute to actor Davood Ghadami

But for James, who plays Martin Fowler on the London based soap, he’s saying goodbye to the “best mate he ever had”.

Alongside a series of photos of the pair both on EastEnders and behind the scenes, and photos of them at different events, James paid a very heartwarming tribute to Davood.

“The train never even touched him!!! @therealdavood what do I say???,” James started the lengthy post.

“I think this picture sums us up perfectly! Consummate professionals at all times . No one makes me laugh this hard.

Davood played Kush Kazemi on the show was murdered by Gray Atkins
James revealed he was sad to see his ‘best mate’ leave the show
He gushed over his friend’s talents and wished him the best for his new job at Holby City

“My best mate, my brother. Often lover… Spending the last 6 and a bit years across the hall from you… watching…listening, but mainly watching…has been a pleasure!”

James joked: “I’ve taught you everything I know and now it’s time for you to fly my friend – not too far, obvs! @bbcholbycity would work nicely ? and I know you are going to continue to share your warm heart and ‘unique charm’ over there!

“I’m going to miss you mate. It’s very rare we’re serious with each other but it has to be said – you are insanely talented and working with you was an honour!! Love you… ‘sometimes maaaaaaan’.”

He ended the post: “In the words of the late great Kush Kazemi ‘You’re the best mate I ever had!’

James plays Martin Fowler on the BBC soap

“MUSH forever!!!!”

Davood replied simply to the gushing post: “My ❤

EastEnders fans and James’ followers loved the heartfelt post, saying they were “gonna miss the Martin/Kush Bromance”.

“Awwww you guys!! ❤?,” wrote one Instagram user.

Another added: “You two have that brother bond, its amazing to see, Kush you have done a fantastic job playing that actor, good luck with Holby City yet I watch, looking forward to watching your role on it!”

The pair became firm friends while working on Eastenders and are ‘rarely serious’

Davood has played the beloved market trader on EastEnders since 2014, but recently revealed that he was leaving the show.

But luckily for his fans, it won’t be long before he’s back on our screens.

Davood is set to play Holby’s new consultant cardiothoracic surgeon, Eli, who is described as “excitable, passionate and exploding with energy”.

James joked he taught Davood ‘everything he knows’

Speaking about his new role, the actor said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be joining such a brilliant show.

“Holby City is renowned for its quality storytelling and I’m excited for the audience to meet Eli and watch the drama that unfolds on his arrival!”

Eastenders bosses revealed Kush would be written out of the popular soap

But Davood will be ok as he’s bagged a sweet gig on Holby City

Series producer of Holby City, Sean Gleeson, added: “We’re delighted that Davood has joined us.

“We are more than excited to welcome Davood from EastEnders to Holby and know that he is going to be a fantastic addition to our cast.”

Davood’s first appearance on the medical drama will air later this year.

Watch the next episode of Holby City on Tuesday at 7.50pm on BBC One