Blue At London Pride

Duncan James is to join the cast of Hollyoaks later this year.

CREDIT: Monty McKinnen for THEGAYUK

Hunky man-bander Duncan James, 38,  is to join the cast of Hollyoaks. The star who has just enjoyed a successful run of dates in a UK tour of Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, is now set to continue his acting success by joining the cast of teen soap Hollyoaks.

Excited to be joining the cast, Duncan 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.”

The openly gay singer will play a grounded “committed” family man who moves into the Chester fictional suburb of Hollyoaks.

However in a cryptic tweet last night Duncan hinted that his character would be working “very closely” with the gay character Ste Hay, played by Gaydio presenter Kieron Richardson.

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“Well all I’m gonna say it that my character will be working very closely with !!!! Watch this space!”

Although the singer has appeared on television many times, this will be his first major acting role. He did however appear in the long running Police soap, The Bill in 2009 for one episode.

Meanwhile his band Blue have also been having success – with a UK wide tour and a crowd-pleasing appearance at Pride in London last year.

Good luck Mr James!