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EastEnders character Tamwar to live tweet this week

Himesh Patel who plays Tamwar in Eastenders
Image caption Tweeting in character is a first for Himesh Patel who plays Tamwar

EastEnders' character Tamwar, played by actor Himesh Patel, will be live tweeting throughout the soap's 30th anniversary celebrations this week.

In a first for a UK soap, he will tweet during special live elements of each show and Friday's fully live episode.

The mystery of who killed Lucy Beale will finally be solved this week during Thursday night's episode.

Tanwar's views will be posted on the official EastEnders Twitter feed and Facebook page as the drama unfolds.

"Tweeting in character is a first for me," says Patel, "but I think I know Tamwar well enough and I'm looking forward to giving the world his unique perspective on things as they unfold."

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Media captionThis week's EastEnders will reveal the murderer of Lucy Beale

EastEnders will also become the first BBC television programme to stream exclusive, live Facebook Q&A webcasts, which will be broadcast from Elstree studios after tonight and Thursday's episodes.

The live elements of this week's special episodes kick off on BBC One this evening at 19:30 GMT.

Image caption Current Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter and previous landlady Peggy Mitchell, played by Danny Dyer and Barbara Windsor, both feature this week

EastEnders revealed on Twitter that tonight's instalment would feature Mick Carter, played by Danny Dyer, and Peggy Mitchell, played by Barbara Windsor, as she returns to the Queen Vic pub for a special appearance.

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