Siinger Duncan James will join Hollyoaks this summer to play a new character called Ryan, who moves into the village with his family.
The 38-year-old, who shot to fame as a member of boy band Blue, said of his signing to the C4 soap: “I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the Hollyoaks team! I’m looking forward to working with the fantastic on and off screen talent on the show and bringing the character of Ryan to life.”
Duncan James (far right) with fellow Blue stars Simon Webbe, Lee Ryan and Antony Costa
A Hollyoaks spokesperson added: “Ryan is a good guy in a committed relationship who will move into the village. He is a grounded family man with principles and integrity but who will fight tooth and nail for what he believes in.”
Following his success in Blue, Duncan James went on to feature in West End stage productions of Chicago and Legally Blonde.
Recently, he has been touring the UK in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert as well as appearing in Grease: The School Musical on TV.
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