Former Footballer’s Wives star Chucky Venice will be starring in BBC 1 soap EastEnders as a past lover of fiery red head Bianca Jackson and the father of Morgan.

Chucky’s character appears on the square after Bianca’s stepdaughter Whitney goes looking for him and we’re glad she did.

A show source said:

Whitney thinks it is time Morgan’s dad contributed to his upbringing and unbeknownst to Bianca she tracks him down and arranges to meet up.Ray hasn’t seen Bianca for years and they didn’t part on good terms. He meets Whitney as he has matters with Bianca that are unresolved. But Ray gets the shock of his life when Whitney tells him all about Morgan — and she soon realises that Ray knew nothing about his son

If Chucky’s EastEnders character is anything like the Lothario we drooled over in Footballer Wives, he’ll be breaking hearts all over the square!

His first scenes will appear in January.