Hollyoaks have officially announced Richard Blackwood’s casting in the show as he arrives in the village this spring.
The former EastEnders actor also had top 10 hits including Mama Used To Say and 1, 2, 3, 4 Get With The Wicked as well as being a presenter on Top of the pops.
Talking about his new role, Richard said “I feel amazed and honoured to join the cast of Hollyoaks. After finishing at EastEnders, I did a few plays and a TV show for America.
“Now, I feel ready with what I’ve learnt in my hiatus to be a part of this show. I plan to take my acting to the next level and this character will help tremendously with that growth!”
Richard will play Felix Westwood, a past love interest of Martine Deveraux (played by Kelle Bryan) and father to her twins, Mitchell Deveraux, played by NTA nominee, Imran Adams, and Toby Faroe (played by Bobby Gordon).
Richard’s previous acting roles include playing Vincent Hubbard on EastEnders, a guest role in Holby City, and many theatre credits such as, ‘Brightie’ in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Novello Theatre in London and ‘Donkey’ in the West End production of Shrek.
Hollyoaks continues tonight on E4 at 7pm