She made her first screen appearance on 1 January 2010 played by an uncredited actress.Anu Hasan took over the role for Fatima's return from .
Fatima is shocked when Shabnam brings up Denise Fox (Diane Parish) and Stacey Branning's (Lacey Turner) past relationships, discovering that Denise's ex-husband Lucas Johnson (Don Gilet) is a serial killer and that Stacey had had an affair with her father-in-law Max Branning (Jake Wood).
Three characters arrived in October: Greg Jessop, Tanya Branning's fiancé; Michael Moon, Alfie Moon's cousin; and Julie Perkins, an old friend of Billy Mitchell.
In November, Kirkwood introduced the ex-husband of Zainab Masood, Yusef Khan.
Norwood's casting was announced on 25 November 2009.
Fatboy is described as having "invented all manner of personas since he was seven years old—in an attempt to avoid being his real self.