Everyone is still really upset that Masood has left EastEnders after nine years

EastEnders fans are waking up to a new day without Masood Ahmed, after the beloved character left the show after almost a decade.

Played by Nitin Ganatra, he won the nation’s hearts as he became embroiled in all sort of dramatic storylines, from his troubling marriage with Zainab to a number of other complicated relationships.

But on Thursday night the Walford postman made his final appearance as he and his son left to begin a new life in Pakistan – closing down the family’s on-screen legacy.

It was a tearful exit for Masood – and even more so for viewers…

Many were devastated – more than anything because it spelled the end of his romance with Jane Beale for good…

…and with Carmel Kazemi…

It looks like people loved him so much that they appeared to feel his loss almost as if he was, you know, real…

But even though his EastEnders gig was over, Nitin is probably still ploughing through his Twitter feed, flooded with kind words from his fans…

Sigh. It’s been emotional, Masood. Thanks for the mems.

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