Footballers Wives star Cristian Solimeno has joined Hollyoaks as a new villain, SoapSquawk can confirm.
The actor – famous for his role as Jason Turner in the saucy series – will play gangster Ray McCormick.
His arrival will cause serious issues for local hardman Fraser Black because they are sworn enemies and have clashed in the past.
Bosses are keeping it a secret as to exactly why Ray has arrived in the village but confirmed it’s bad news for Fraser.
Fans will initially see him next month for a few episodes but we can reveal that he will be back at Christmas for a longer stint.
A show insider said: “Fraser may be the big man in town but everyone has their demons, and Ray is Fraser’s.
“He’s really going to spoil Christmas for Fraser this year and push him to his limit.”