EastEnders have released new photos of Leon arriving at Albert Square playing the role Linford, one of Claudette Hubbard's foster sons.
Although he's only making a brief appearance, viewers will see Leon arrive as Linford next week as he surprises the Hubbards during Pearl's first birthday.
Linford's arrival is a surprise to everyone and Claudette is soon suspicious about the real reason why he has shown up in Walford.
Speaking about joining the BBC One soap for a guest role, Leon told our colleagues over at Digital Spy: "I'm so excited to be working on EastEnders and still can't believe it! It really is a dream come true."
This marks Leon's return to a soap since starring in Channel 4's Brookside as Jerome Johnson from 1999 to 2002.
Fans may also remember that Leon was a contestant in ITV singing show Soapstar Superstar in 2007.
Since then, he has turned his hand to writing and directing, with one of his recent productions being a feature film titled Soft Lad, which stars EastEnders' Jonny Labey (Paul Coker) and Coronation Street's Daniel Brocklebank (Billy Mayhew).
You can catch Leon in EastEnders on Tuesday 23 February at 7.30pm on BBC One.
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