The 30-year-old dad-of-two has done a Cheryl Cole and dipped his toe into the world of primetime TV with an unexpected yet amazing new part in family favourite, EastEnders.
Big Brother presenter Emma Willis’ hot hubby will make his soap debut in the new year as Stacey Branning’s boyfriend Luke, when actress Lacey Turner returns to Albert Square in early 2014.
‘I am so thrilled to be a part of such an iconic show,’ Tom Fletcher‘s new bandmate gushed. ‘I grew up watching EastEnders so this is really exciting for me!,’ he added.
We’re not going to lie. The promise of seeing our former childhood crush on our telly boxes on a weekly basis is like Christmas come early. But tragically, it won’t be for long…
‘Fans will love Matt’s character but he can’t last long because of his other commitments to McBusted’, an insider told The Mirror. ‘Think weeks rather than months on the show when he comes on screen around March.’
Well it’s better than nothing. And then we’ve got possibly the world’s greatest tour ever kicking off, with Tom, Danny Jones, Dougie Poynter, Harry Judd and James Bourne taking to the stage as the epic McBusted in April.
Oh 2014, you sexy thing.
By Robyn Munson