Once she has finished with Shabnam's dress, Carmel is disapproving of the alterations, telling Fatima that Shabnam shouldn't be ashamed to be pregnant, which Shabnam agrees with and Fatima is unimpressed and goes home.Masood later calls her back to the house and she tells him that she felt that she had married the wrong brother.
She is one of four characters created for the spin-off who also appear in the main show. Leon Small is played by Sam Attwater and makes his first appearance on 5 January 2010 before appearing in the Internet spin-off East Enders: E20.
He is one of four characters created for the spin-off who also appear in the main show.
Fatima is also shocked to discover Shabnam had been in numerous relationships previously and is unimpressed when Denise, Stacey and Kush's mother Carmel (Bonnie Langford) drink alcohol, worrying about the effect it will have on Masood's reputation.
When Carmel questions her relationship with Masood, Fatima is forced to reveal that she is just his sister-in-law, stopping short of revealing that her marriage is over.
The character of Harvey Freeman was introduced in April, and the fourth main character from East Enders: E20, Mercy Olubunmi, joined East Enders in May.