The troubled teen, now played by Clay Milner Russell, has just returned to Albert Square after serving time in a detention centre for killing his sister Lucy in 2014.
In tonight’s episode of the BBC One soap, viewers saw Bobby meet his friend Imran, who he got to know while at a Young Offender’s Institute, and the character gifted Bobby a Quran.
It has now been revealed that the coming weeks will see Bobby explore Islam – and that the faith will have a positive impact on him.
Islam will help the murderer find peace with past events, and Bobby will also be supported and encouraged by his loved ones.
He said: “The Muslim Youth Helpline have been providing feedback on Bobby’s storyline with the BBC EastEnders team.
“In a time where young British Muslims see their faith overwhelmingly represented in a negative way, it is heartening to see Islam portrayed as a positive influence in Bobby’s life.”
The soap’s Executive Producer, Jon Sen, added: “We are thrilled to be working with the Muslim Youth Helpline on a storyline which serves to challenge preconceptions and prejudices about the role of faith in young peoples’ lives.
“Bobby Beale’s story will show how a young boy uses religion to help find peace and give his life meaning, structure and purpose.
“We hope this storyline will demonstrate the positive impact of religion in modern society.”
Fans were horrified to learn that Bobby was the one to murder Lucy Beale as the BBC One soap’s 2014 ‘Whodunnit’ reached its gripping climax.
Bobby Beale takes a mysterious call from a friend called Imran on EastEnders
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A flashback episode saw the schoolboy hit his sister over the head with her jewellery box – and his step-mum Jane helping Bobby cover up the crime.
Bobby was able to get away with what he’d done for a short time, later leaving Jane wheelchair-bound when he launched a brutal attack against her.
He was finally sent to the detention centre in June 2016, being handed a three-year sentence for killing Lucy and attacking Jane.
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EastEnders praised by Muslim Youth charity as Bobby Beale converts to Islam to cope with killer past The SunEASTENDERS has been praised by the Muslim Youth Helpline charity as it’s revealed that Bobby Beale will convert to Islam to help cope with his killer past. […]Read More