The Best Christmas Food Ever BBC1 Friday 3.40pm
Walford mum Nina played Zainab Masood in EastEnders from 2007 to 2013. Zainab struggled to accept her son Syed’s relationship with his boyfriend Christian Clarke.
Goodness gracious! She was a mainstay in the series Goodness Gracious Me, starring alongside Sanjeev Bhaskar between 1998 and 2015.
Shop gossip Since 2013 Nina has starred as gossipy customer Mrs Hussein in BBC1’s Still Open All Hours.
This Friday, Nina joins top chefs Paul Ainsworth and Catherine Fulvio in the kitchen for an episode of their BBC1 daytime series in which celebrities share their culinary secrets in the runup to Christmas. Nina helps the pair prepare some delicious and simple seasonal dishes, including succulent pork ribs with an orange-and-pomegranate salsa, a decadent pavlova and luxurious Christmas-pudding-flavour ice cream.
Festive recipes… Nina