Former X Factor star Jake Quickenden joins the cast of Hollyoaks
27 July 2019, 15:04 | Updated: 5 September 2019, 15:19
Jake Quickenden's showbiz CV is getting pretty long now.
The X Factor runner-up, 30, who has wanted to launch a soap career for some time now, will reportedly play a hunky builder when he appears in the C4 show this autumn.
He will feature as part of Hollyoaks' now-annual stunt week - and show bosses have already confirmed that at least one character will die.
Previously there has been massive explosion at a local school while another year viewers witnessed a tornado rip through the village.
Jake's now stranger to the 'hunk' tag, stripping off entirely nude in Hair the musical and regularly posting selfies on social media of his rippled physique.
But Jake isn't the only name joining Hollyoaks later this year.
This week it was confirmed James Sutton will return as John Paul McQueen after a two-year break from the soap.