Blue’s Lee Ryan set to break hearts in EastEnders as he joins cast

Blue star Lee Ryan has been through the mill but the star’s fortunes could be about to change as he’s landed a job on EastEnders.

The 33-year-old musician, who was known for being the lead with powerful vocals in Blue, will reportedly be playing a bad boy when he joins The Square later this spring.

Lee’s character Woody is going to “ruffle feathers and break hearts” and he’s already started working with the cast.

“Woody is the best role I could have wished to play,” Lee said.

“He’s a brilliant character and it’s clear he’s been leading a full and colourful life.

“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.”

While Lee’s been described as “perfect” for the temporary role.

Flashback!!! Me and the boys… xx

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“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,” EastEnders’ executive producer Sean O’Connor said.

“Lee is a perfect casting for Albert Square and we knew straight away we wanted him for the role.”

You never know, Lee could become a permanent fixture.