Duncan James is joining the cast of Hollyoaks


Blue star Duncan James has bagged a role in Hollyoaks.

The singer and TV presenter will play Ryan, a new character who moves into the village with his family this summer.

Duncan, who has also become known for his stage roles in recent years, said: "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 spokesperson for the Channel 4 soap said: "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, 38, will be seen in the soap later this year.