Yes, this is happening
Blue star Lee Ryan is set to join the cast of EastEnders, it's just been announced. Lee will play the part of 'bad-boy' Woody Woodward, a new character who is set to cause a little bit of chaos for the girls and boys in Walford. We're guessing the girls in particular are at risk.
All rise for Lee (credit: BBC)
While we can't tell you much about Woody, or why he's in the Square, or what's in store for him (and everyone else), we CAN tell you that Lee is SUPER excited about his new role. Obvs.
He said: "I am so excited to be part of the show. 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.
Lee gets cosy behind the famous EastEnders sign (credit: BBC)
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.”