The Walking Dead’s Avi Nash had one final wish for his character Siddiq (Picture: AMC)

**Warning: This article contains spoilers for The Walking Dead season 10.**

The Walking Dead’s Avi Nash has explained how his final wish on the zombie hit was deemed ‘too extreme’ by showrunners.

In the midseason finale, the 29-year-old’s character Siddiq was savagely killed off by Dante (Juan Javier Cardenas), when he discovered the doctor was one of Alpha’s spies.

Yet, after being strangled to death by the villain, the star made one last appearance in the post-apocalyptic show as a walker.

Dramatic scenes saw Dante leave the body in a study while he tried to kill Siddiq’s girlfriend, Rosita (Christian Serratos).

And in an attempt to save their newborn baby, Coco, the proud mum hid the tot in a bath as she fought for her life against the Whisperer.

Showrunners thought Avi’s suggestion was ‘too extreme’ (Picture: AMC)
Avi had pitched an alternative ending (Picture: FilmMagic)

However, in a twist of events, Siddiq ended up turning into a zombie and chased the baby’s screams with the hope of a meal.

Launching himself towards the tub, Rosita managed to break free from Dante’s grasp and saved her daughter before killing Siddiq for a second time.

But it turns out Avi had pitched an alternative ending for his character.

When chatting with Metro.co.uk ahead of the season’s return, the actor joked: ‘You know what? I wish I’d eaten that baby.

‘I was legitimately going to, not just because it was horrific, but also I was like, “do you guys really want to act with another baby? Let’s just go for it. Let me just do this right now.”‘

Avi wasn’t allowed to have Siddiq eat the baby (Picture: AMC)

But the showrunner Angela Kang wouldn’t allow it to happen, with Avi adding: ‘That was deemed too extreme already.’

He then went onto discuss his exit, and it turns out a lot more went on behind the scenes than we’d first thought.

‘There are a thousand ways that I wish it could have gone,’ he confessed: ‘But frankly, Dante had the upper hand. He surprised Siddiq – who hadn’t slept for days.

‘He’s not sleeping, he’s got PTSD, he’s not in a good frame of mind to be fighting for his life.’

Avi continued: ‘When we shot the fight scene, it was definitely a bit longer and it’s been cut, but that’s what always happens. With a show like this, you shoot more than you need and then you cut and trim and you refine it.

‘So sure, there’s a tonne of stuff I wish we could have done and shown, but I think it probably came out in the best way possible.’

The Walking Dead returns to AMC in the US and Fox in the UK on 23 February. Past episodes are currently available to watch on Now TV.



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