Olly Alexander lands EastEnders cameo

Olly Alexander is to appear in EastEnders credit:Bang Showbiz
Olly Alexander is to appear in EastEnders credit:Bang Showbiz

Olly Alexander is to make a guest appearance in 'EastEnders'.

The 33-year-old singer-and-actor is currently preparing to represent the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest with his track 'Dizzy', and a storyline on the soap next month will see the former Years and Years frontman stop off for a drink with old friend Jonny Carter (Charlie Suff) in the Queen Vic on his way home from rehearsals.

He said in a statement: "I’m thrilled to be making my first appearance on EastEnders and in the most iconic pub in the UK. I’m so happy I got to meet some true screen legends and spend time on set with the brilliant cast and crew."

Olly had initially hoped to keep his appearance under wraps as a special surprise for his mum.

He said: "I wanted to surprise my mum as it’s her favourite show but I guess the cat is out of the bag now, she’s gonna love it!"

Soap producers were thrilled to land the 'It's a Sin' actor for the cameo.

Producer Chris Clenshaw said: "When we discovered that Olly Alexander was a huge fan of the show and an opportunity arose in one of our stories, it was the perfect moment for us to invite him to Albert Square to appear.

"We hope the audience enjoy Olly's special guest appearance as much as everyone at EastEnders enjoyed having him in Walford."

Olly's appearance will air ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest, which takes place in Malmo, Sweden on 11 May.

Last year, Cheryl Baker - who won Eurovision in 1981 with her group Bucks Fizz and their song 'Making Your Mind Up' - had a cameo in 'EastEnders' to mark the competition, and a topical scene was added in to reference the contest being held in the UK.