Can you guess which boyband singer is going to be joining the Eastenders crew at The Old Vic?

(Sadly the actual Queen won't be.)

Seeing as his bandmates, Duncan James and Simon Webbe are already in TV shoes (Hollyoaks and River City, respectively), it was only a matter of time before Lee Ryan or Anthony Costa from 00s boy band Blue would end up in one too, right? Well, yes, it has now happened.

It’s just been announced that Blue singer Lee Ryan will be playing ‘badboy Woody’ and will be on our screens within weeks, apparently. Now Anthony and Simon just need to land themselves roles in Coronation Street and Emmerdale and they’ll have all the British soaps covered…

 

Lee has said: ‘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.’

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