Lee Ryan joins EastEnders
Lee Ryan has been cast in 'EastEnders' as bad boy Woody
Lee Ryan has joined the cast of 'EastEnders'.
The Blue singer is swapping the recording studio for the small screen after he landed the role of bad boy Woody.
He told The Sun: "I'm so excited to be part of the show. Woody is the best role I could have wished for.
"He's a brilliant character and it's clear he's led a colourful life. Everyone at 'EastEnders' has been so welcoming."
Executive Producer, Sean O'Connor said: "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."
Lee's character is expected to appear on screens within the next few weeks.
However, he is not the only Blue member to feature on a soap, bandmate Duncan James is currently winning new fans as Ryan Knight on 'Hollyoaks' and Simon Webbe was cast as Andy Cousins in BBC Scotland saga 'River City' last year.