As an early Christmas present for you all, we're ecstatic to reveal the news that former Busted heartthrob Matt Willis will be making his EastEnders debut in early 2014!

It's enough to make you want to do a Busted jump, isn't it?

But what exactly will Matt 'triple threat' Willis (he's an actor, musician, and pretty nifty mover, so we hear) be up to in The Square?

Well - deep breath - he's starring as Luke, a city worker and the devoted beau of Stacey Branning (Lacey Turner), who we earlier revealed to be making a comeback of her own.

We're sure there's bound to be plenty of drama between these two! Particularly as Executive Producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins revealed that "Luke gives as good as he gets, so is a great foil to Stacey. Pity she’s been lying to him since the day she met him…”

 

Lying? Stacey? Never!

 

And newcomer Matt couldn't be more delighted. "I am so thrilled to be a part of such an iconic show. I grew up watching EastEnders, so this is really exciting for me!" he said.

 

Those of you who watched Matt perform with his new boyband supergroup McBusted on this year's Children in Need may also remember that he is no stranger to Albert Square either - here's some photographic evidence of the megaband in The Queen Vic...

 

 

Let's hope the new owners of The Vic bring a karaoke machine with them, eh?

 

Matt Willis will make his onscreen EastEnders debut in early 2014.

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  • Comment number 9. Posted by lizzie wells

    on 2 Jan 2014 21:19

    Is it just me I hate this New family watched e e from the start but not for
    Much longer we know nothing about them but in they come with all st
    Rong story lines hate it don't like them on
    e bit Shirley disappears we think she's been bumped of by Carl and back she comes. With this lot!

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  • Comment number 8. Posted by Dmax

    on 1 Jan 2014 15:40

    The older Eastenders had better themes. Now Boring

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  • Comment number 7. Posted by blog123

    on 27 Dec 2013 11:06

    I don't get why they put celebs in he show unknown actresses/actors work better I think

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  • Comment number 6. Posted by COG

    on 20 Dec 2013 02:26

    Wow that sounds good and interesting and that a boyband member of busted is joining eastenders with a storyline to do with Stacey. is Stacey msking s cominback then, well that's disappointing she was one of my worst and annoying characters, and she is coming back/. oh no. well I suppose she has got a load of fans, who will be happy to see her back, but I don't really like her much. I hope she doesn't stay for long. Well anyway, those of you who love Stacey will love these episodes in early 2014 so hope you enjoy, and please don't beat me up on what I said about Stacey lol. well anyway I was just stating my honest opinion here. anyway, tale care, all the very best, many thanks and merry Christmas. bye

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  • Comment number 5. Posted by JEastment26

    on 19 Dec 2013 16:34

    WOW!!! Wasn't expecting that, I didn't even thought Matt was an actor

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  • Comment number 4. Posted by jk

    on 19 Dec 2013 13:15

    was hoping stacy would return with ryan :)

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  • Comment number 3. Posted by choccytop

    on 19 Dec 2013 11:11

    ECSTATIC that Stacey is returning!! nice one EE!

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  • Comment number 2. Posted by PAT

    on 19 Dec 2013 09:16

    I am completely underwhelmed.

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  • Comment number 1. Posted by lolagnat

    on 19 Dec 2013 01:15

    Fantastic, EE is really stepping up.
    Like to see Stacey without Max

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