Model-turned-actor Scott Maslen has been setting hearts a-flutter for over eight years in some of British TV's best-loved shows. He's currently the resident heart-throb in EastEnders, where his character Jack has been at the epicentre of some of the most exciting storylines in the soap's 25-year history.
Scott joined the Marines at 16, but had to leave at 18 after damaging his ankle. On holiday in Miami he was spotted by photographer Bruce Weber, and he then embarked on a successful career as a model, travelling all over the world working for designers like Versace and Armani.
After five years' modelling he was advised by actor Bill Paxton to try his hand at acting. He studied for three years at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Eventually he landed a role in the Channel Four TV series Lock, Stock... in 2000. Just two years later Scott was offered the role of DS Hunter in The Bill.
Scott stayed at The Bill for five years, leaving in 2007 to join EastEnders as ex-copper turned club owner Jack Branning. Some of Jack's most memorable storylines have included affairs with sisters Ronnie and Roxy Mitchell, his brother's wife Tanya, Sam Mitchell and Chelsea Fox. Jack is currently in a wheelchair after being shot by his nephew's spurned girlfriend.
Scott was born in Woolwich, within the sound of Bow Bells.
Scott is a keen fisherman and spends most of his spare time on the river.
He's a vegetarian, and in 2009 he was voted PETA's sexiest vegetarian - alongside Leona Lewis.
Samantha Womack (Ronnie Mitchell in EastEnders) is one of his best friends - they've known each other since they were teenagers. They often remark that doing love scenes together is very difficult because they're like brother and sister to each other. Scott is godfather to Samantha's children.
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Scott Maslen will be dancing with Natalie Lowe.