Look, guys, we need to talk about Lee Ryan.
Fans of the little-known UK television show EastEnders were somewhat shocked/alarmed/turned on last night when we saw former Blue member Lee Ryan, wearing nothing but a damp towel and a bemused expression in the middle of the Queen Vic living room.
Viewers saw new Lee arrive on The Square this week, playing the new character ‘Woody Woodward’ (and no, we haven’t made that name up).
Brought in by an absentee Linda Carter to assist in the running of the pub whilst husband Mick is away, Woody’s presence has riled some of the Carter clan up the wrong way – especially Shirley, who’s only just been released from prison.
However, one family member seems to harbour a small soft spot for the newcomer is none other than recently-single Whitney – and if Woody keeps hanging around in nothing but a towel, we’re expecting romance on the horizon.
Fans were quick to thank producers for the Friday night treat. Many took to Twitter, with one posting: ‘Lee Ryan topless already. You are treating us #eastenders ????????’
Another claimed that: ‘I’ve just seen Lee Ryan without a shirt on for the first time in years. All of a sudden everything is right in the world #eastenders’
Not such a bad shout hiring him after all, eh guys?