The Dancing on Ice winner was recently spotted filming for the Channel 4 soap leading to speculation about his role.

Hollyoaks have now confirmed his role and he will appear during the shows big stunt week in October.

Jake will film alongside Tony (Nick Pickard), Darren (Ashley Taylor Dawson) Mandy (Sarah Jayne Dunn) and Luke (Gary Lucy).

Speaking about his first day on set, Jake said: “It’s very exciting and it’s a privilege. Hollyoaks is such an amazing show and it’s been around for so long; to be asked to come and have a role on it, it’s amazing.

“I’m really happy. I’ve had a great day and everyone’s so sound. It’s nice to arrive somewhere new and know someone like Steph Waring too, she’s made it really easy to fit in.”

Hollyoaks continues tonight on E4 at 7pm