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Lee Ryan joins Eastenders as bad lad "Woody" Woodard

Lee Ryan, best known as a member of boy band Blue, is set to join EastEnders for a short stint to play new character ‘Woody’ Woodward, and is expected to cause quite a stir when he arrives in Walford this spring.

Viewers will have to wait until Woody hits screens however to find out why the latest bad lad has turned up in Albert Square, and what is in store for him, and the residents. Until then, Lee, best known for being one quarter of boy band Blue, is looking forward to what lies ahead.

On joining EastEnders, Lee said: “I am so excited to be part of the show. Woody is the best role I could have wished to play. 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.”

Executive Producer Sean O’Connor says: “I’m delighted to welcome Lee Ryan to Walford as ‘Woody’ Woodward. 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. He’s going to ruffle some feathers and obviously break some hearts, so there’s a great deal to look forward to as soon as he bursts onto the square. Lee is a perfect casting for Albert Square and we knew straight away we wanted him for the role.”

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