Matt Willis from McBusted joining EastEnders as Lacey Turner returns!

Published Thursday, Dec 19 2013, 08:27 GMT  |  By  |  1 comment
McBusted star Matt Willis is is joining hit BBC1 soap EastEnders, the star has confirmed.

Matt, who shot to fame in boy band Busted during the noughties, has landed a part as Stacey Branning's boyfriend.

Matt Willis - The world premiere of 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' held at the Odeon Leicester Square - Arrivals - 11/11/13

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Matt will join EastEnders in January

Earlier this month, we told how actress Lacey Turner is returning to Albert Square to reprise her role of Stacey in 2014 - so it now appears she'll have a new man on her arm!

Matt - who recently formed a supergroup with his Busted bandmates and McFly - is said to play a city broker called Luke who is devoted to Stacey.

However, due to his commitments with McBusted, it seems Matt will only be on our screens for a short while.

Eastenders - Lacey Turner as Stacey Branning.


Lacey Turner is also returning after three years away from Albert Square

Confirming the exciting news, Matt was quoted in the Mirror saying: "I am so thrilled to be a part of such an iconic show. I grew up watching EastEnders so this is really exciting for me!"

This morning, Matt - who is married to Big Brother host Emma Willis - cryptically tweeted: "That first day at school feeling!"

Meanwhile, one EastEnders cast member who seems particularly excited about Matt's signing is Jacqueline Jossa, who plays Lauren Branning.

She retweeted a fan who had written: "@jacquelineMjos bet you are BUZZING about Matt Willis!!!! Busted are the best!!!"

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