Matt Willis joins Eastenders

Busted singer Matt Willis has joined the cast of Eastenders as Stacey Slater’s boyfriend, Luke. 

It’s been a busy year so far for Matt, 30, who has signed up to star in Birds of a Feather as well as forming a new supergroup with his former band mates and boy band McFly, under the name of McBusted.

Matt, who came sixth on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! in 2006, will star alongside Lacey Turner when she reprises her role as Stacey early next year however it’s only thought to be a short term role because of the singers touring commitments.

An Eastenders insider revealed: ‘Luke is an ambitious young man who is deeply in love and devoted to his girlfriend. Currently working hard in the city, Luke is determined to build a secure life for him and his family but as drama always seems to follow Stacey wherever she goes, things will not be plain sailing for the duo.’

By Laura Hills