Darren Day to star in Hollyoaks

ACTOR and singer Darren Day has joined the cast of TV soap Hollyoaks as a new bad boy, it was announced today.

The West End star, who grew up in Colchester, will join the Channel 4 show next month.

Day is to play Danny Houston, the best friend of nasty Brendan Brady (Emmett J Scanlan).

Day said: “Danny is the type of character any actor would kill to play. I’ve been a fan of the show for some time and this is a very exciting time with the show’s recent re-invention.

“I’m delighted to join the cast.”

Hollyoaks producer Paul Marquess added: “Danny Houston is a dangerous, but very charming character who makes an aggressive impact in his first episodes.

“Darren plays the part brilliantly and I’m delighted that we’re able to bring him back later this year.”

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