Blue singer Lee Ryan is joining the ranks of EastEnders as the Square’s new bad boy Woody.
The popstar has spoken of his excitement about landing the role and the show’s top boss has promised that Woody is going to ruffle feathers and “break some hearts”.
Bosses are keeping tight-lipped about why Woody shows up in Walford and whether he knows someone living locally, but one thing is for sure, he’s trouble!
Talking about joining the show, Lee said: “Woody is the best role I could have wished to play. He’s a brilliant character, and it’s clear he’s been leading a full and colourful life. I can’t wait for people to see what he’s like for themselves.
“Everyone at EastEnders has been so welcoming. I know some of the cast already so I’m sure we’re going to have a lot of fun.”
Executive Producer Sean O’Connor added: “I’m delighted to welcome Lee Ryan to Walford as ‘Woody’ Woodward.
“Woody is a man who has worked hard and played hard in bars, clubs and pubs around the world and has finally decided to stop wandering and put down some roots.
“He’s going to ruffle some feathers and obviously break some hearts, so there’s a great deal to look forward to as soon as he bursts onto the square.
“Lee is a perfect casting for Albert Square and we knew straight away we wanted him for the role.”