James Farrar joins the soap as Zack Hudson

EastEnders signed the great model James Farrar to play a newcomer.

The model and former Hollyoaks star play Zack Hudson, who is known as “charismatic”.

He’s ready to ripple feathers when he arrives on screen in Walford in March.

Not much is known about the character, however, but soap bosses have promised that he will be an explosive addition.

The BBC described him as: “An unpredictable troublemaker who lives life in the fast lane.

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“As a lone wolf, Zack had a difficult childhood that made him decide never to depend on anyone or become too clingy.

“Forever the man of the ladies, Zack will be sure to pucker a few feathers when he arrives in Walford. Will he finally find the home he always needed or will he have difficulty following him to Albert Square? “

James graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. However, he has appeared on numerous television shows including Call the Midwife, Silent Witness, and Blank Shores.


James Farrar appeared on Hollyoaks in 2012 as well as a number of other shows (Credit: SplashNews.com).

Model James Farrar ‘excited about EastEnders’

However, in a statement James said, “I am thrilled to join EastEnders.

“As a born and raised Londoner, I can’t wait to bring my experience of a place I love and know to such a respected, longstanding show with such iconic characters.

“Zack certainly has a very complicated past and there is a real depth in him that I can’t wait to explore.”

Meanwhile, EastEnders executive producer Jon Sen added, “James is a wonderful addition to the EastEnders cast, playing the charming villain Zack Hudson.

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“We’re all excited to see James bring the character to life and there’s a lot of drama for him – trouble is always just around the corner …”

Could Zack be linked to Chelsea Fox’s drug gang? Or could he be one of Ruby Allen’s enemies?

However, fans will have to wait a few months before they find out.

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