Nish Panesar puts his family at risk as he wages a dangerous war in EastEnders

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AMBITION becomes the Panesars’ worst enemy as a treacherous Nish hatches a plan.

The EastEnders villain decides to go head to head with another Walford baddie.

Nish Panesar wants to expand the family empire

But Suki is worried

Nish goes head to head with another Walford tough man

Nish (played by Navin Chowdhry) is ready for a fresh start after being released from prison.

As BBC One viewers will surely remember, Nish spent two decades behind bars for murder.

Since his release, Nish has been finding his mark in Albert Square and is keen to expand his family’s empire.

In upcoming scenes, he enlists the help of Eve Unwin (Heather Peace) to assess their current businesses.

However, Nish’s wife Suki (Balvinder Sopal) is irritated when she finds him bond with Eve while looking through her business contracts.

Suki shared a budding romantic connection with the former solicitor and convict.

But while Eve was ready to make their romance official, Suki decided it was best for her to stand by her husband… despite his controlling and abusive behaviour.

Upon spotting both Nish and Eve together, Suki believes she needs to remind her family that she’s the one in charge.

How will they react?

While that remains to be seen, Nish provokes Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) when the possibility of a new deal comes into question.

The Panesars have often butted heads with the Mitchell family and conflicts have often been explosive or even life-threatening.

Suki is all too aware of this and warns Nish to stay away from the Mitchells – but he ignores her.

To make matters worse down the line, he even asks for his son Vinny (Shiv Jalota) to help him with a new plan.

The father-son duo go behind Suki’s back and wage war on the Mitchells.

Phil is immediately enraged and storms into the Panesar, accusing Nish, but Suki quickly jumps to her husband’s defence, giving him an alibi.

Unfortunately, the Minute Mart is targeted later that day and turned upside down by an unwanted intruder.

Nish and Suki are rattled and Eve steps in to clear up the mess.

Knowing her family could be in danger, Suki confronts Nish but the power-hungry villain is determined to reaffirm his position as head of the Panesar empire.

This leads to him putting his plan in action – how will it pan out?

Later on, Phil and his partner Kat Slater (Jessie Wallace) arrive together for a tense lunch with Suki and Nish to discuss business.

Is the worst yet to come?

EastEnders airs from Monday to Thursday on BBC One.

Things slowly get out of hand

Is a new feud brewing?