Jake Quickenden ‘has joined the cast of Hollyoaks’

Jake Quickenden is reportedly set to join the cast of Hollyoaks as he hopes to launch a career as a soap actor following his musical success, claims The Sun.

The X Factor runner up, 30, will apparently play the role of a hunky builder when he joins the show in the autumn as part of its annual stunt week.

Stunt weeks in previous years have seen a massive explosion at a local school and a tornado rip through the village, with bosses confirming that at least one character will die in this years sting week.

Acting dreams: Jake Quickenden is reportedly set to join the cast of Hollyoaks as he hopes to launch a career as a soap actor following his musical success

Acting dreams: Jake Quickenden is reportedly set to join the cast of Hollyoaks as he hopes to launch a career as a soap actor following his musical success

Acting dreams: Jake Quickenden is reportedly set to join the cast of Hollyoaks as he hopes to launch a career as a soap actor following his musical success

Jake will be adding a further string to his bow, after previously appearing on I’m A Celebrity, Dancing On Ice and on stage in Hair the musical.

The reality star went on tour with the musical across the country, which saw him completely strip naked in front of the audience.  

MailOnline have contacted representatives for Jake and Hollyoaks. 

This comes as it was confirmed that James Sutton will return to Hollyoaks as his character John Paul McQueen after a two-year break from the soap.

Character: The X Factor runner up, 30, will apparently play the role of a hunky builder when he joins the show in the autumn as part of its annual stunt week

Character: The X Factor runner up, 30, will apparently play the role of a hunky builder when he joins the show in the autumn as part of its annual stunt week

Character: The X Factor runner up, 30, will apparently play the role of a hunky builder when he joins the show in the autumn as part of its annual stunt week

Exciting: Stunt weeks in previous years have seen a massive explosion at a local school and a tornado rip through the village, with bosses confirming that at least one character will die in this years sting week

Exciting: Stunt weeks in previous years have seen a massive explosion at a local school and a tornado rip through the village, with bosses confirming that at least one character will die in this years sting week

Exciting: Stunt weeks in previous years have seen a massive explosion at a local school and a tornado rip through the village, with bosses confirming that at least one character will die in this years sting week

The actor, 36, made his last appearance on the soap in 2017 when his character left to start a new life in Singapore after his romance with James Nightingale (Gregory Finnegan) ended.

In explosive scenes, John is set to come face-to-face with his rapist Finn O’Connor (Keith Rice) five years after the haunting storyline first aired on our screens.

Hollyoaks fans will remember John was raped by student Finn when he was teaching at a school where he suffered an onslaught of homophobic abuse.

Shock return: This comes as it was confirmed that James Sutton will return to Hollyoaks as his character John Paul McQueen after a two-year break from the soap

Shock return: This comes as it was confirmed that James Sutton will return to Hollyoaks as his character John Paul McQueen after a two-year break from the soap

Shock return: This comes as it was confirmed that James Sutton will return to Hollyoaks as his character John Paul McQueen after a two-year break from the soap 

He's back: James made his last appearance on the soap in 2017 when his character left to start a new life in Singapore after his romance with James Nightingale (Gregory Finnegan) ended

He's back: James made his last appearance on the soap in 2017 when his character left to start a new life in Singapore after his romance with James Nightingale (Gregory Finnegan) ended

He’s back: James made his last appearance on the soap in 2017 when his character left to start a new life in Singapore after his romance with James Nightingale (Gregory Finnegan) ended

James will start shooting scenes for the soap once again in two months time — and he revealed he can’t wait to be back.

Jamie Lomas, who stars as the infamous Warren Fox, is also set to make his long-awaited return to the Channel 4 show after he was spotted back on set in Liverpool on Monday.

The 44-year-old actor’s return comes as fans eagerly watch his character’s former partner Sienna Blake continue in her frantic search to find her missing twins who were kidnapped separately by Warren in 2017 and 2018.

Dramatic return: Jamie Lomas, who stars as the infamous Warren Fox, is set to make his long-awaited return to Hollyoaks after he was spotted back on set

Dramatic return: Jamie Lomas, who stars as the infamous Warren Fox, is set to make his long-awaited return to Hollyoaks after he was spotted back on set

Dramatic return: Jamie Lomas, who stars as the infamous Warren Fox, is set to make his long-awaited return to Hollyoaks after he was spotted back on set

A source told Digital Spy: ‘Wherever Warren goes, trouble always follows and his return to Hollyoaks is sure to spark some high-stakes storylines.

‘There’s plenty of unfinished business between Warren and Sienna Blake after their turbulent history – and could he find himself going head-to-head with her new boyfriend Brody Hudson?’ 

In late 2017, Warren was seen fleeing with his daughter Sophie before making a return a year later to kidnap his son Sebastian. 

Familiar face: The 44-year-old actor's appeared calm and relaxed as he prepares to make his eagerly-anticipated return to the soap

Familiar face: The 44-year-old actor's appeared calm and relaxed as he prepares to make his eagerly-anticipated return to the soap

Familiar face: The 44-year-old actor’s appeared calm and relaxed as he prepares to make his eagerly-anticipated return to the soap

Villain: The star's appearance comes as fans watch his character's former partner Sienna Blake (left played by Anna Passey) continue in her frantic search to find her missing twins

Villain: The star's appearance comes as fans watch his character's former partner Sienna Blake (left played by Anna Passey) continue in her frantic search to find her missing twins

Villain: The star’s appearance comes as fans watch his character’s former partner Sienna Blake (left played by Anna Passey) continue in her frantic search to find her missing twins

On the personal front, Jake is dating Sophie Church, who he went Instagram official with in October and enjoyed a loved-up holiday in Greece weeks later. 

A source claimed at the time: ‘Sophie has definitely caught his eye; they’ve been spending quality time together and Jake loves the fact she isn’t in the celebrity world,’ the insider said.

Sophie had a brief taste of the limelight in the latest season of Celebs Go Dating, where she was awkwardly rejected by Eyal Booker. 

New couple: On the personal front, Jake is dating Sophie Church, who he went Instagram official with in October and enjoyed a loved-up holiday in Greece weeks later

New couple: On the personal front, Jake is dating Sophie Church, who he went Instagram official with in October and enjoyed a loved-up holiday in Greece weeks later

New couple: On the personal front, Jake is dating Sophie Church, who he went Instagram official with in October and enjoyed a loved-up holiday in Greece weeks later

Her romance with Jake comes after he parted ways with Darylle Sargeant. Fuelling dating rumours, the singer and Love Island star were spotted in an amorous embrace during an outing together in Leeds in July.

However, Darylle has since confirmed that herself and Jake are ‘better off as friends’.

Speaking to OK! magazine, Darylle revealed: ‘We’re just friends. We were seeing each other, but we’re both so busy at the minute and we live quite far away. We still speak and we’re still getting to know each other, but we’re not in a rush to go anywhere.’

A source claimed at the time: 'Sophie has definitely caught his eye; they've been spending quality time together and Jake loves the fact she isn't in the celebrity world,' the insider said'

A source claimed at the time: 'Sophie has definitely caught his eye; they've been spending quality time together and Jake loves the fact she isn't in the celebrity world,' the insider said'

A source claimed at the time: ‘Sophie has definitely caught his eye; they’ve been spending quality time together and Jake loves the fact she isn’t in the celebrity world,’ the insider said’ 

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