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- English singer, actor and television presenter
Here’s some exciting news for Hollyoaks fans. Former Blue star, Duncan James, has decided to swap music for telly and has won a role in the soap.
He’s set to play a character called Ryan who moves to the village with his family.
Duncan said of his casting: “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.”
A show 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.”
Duncan’s no stranger to acting, having starred in West End productions of Chicago and Legally Blonde.
He formed Blue in 2000 with fellow members Lee Ryan, Anthony Costa and Simon Webbe.
The band represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011. They made five studio albums between 2001 and 2015.
In 2014, the boys had their own TV show called Blue Go Mad in Ibiza which saw them run a bar on the party island.
Unknown to the band, the show was a prank and all the bar punters and staff were actors.