Danny, who played Lee Carter in the BBC One soap, announced on Twitter today (July 3 2019) that he has joined the cast of the BBC One military drama series.
The actor tweeted a picture of himself as Private Charlton with the caption: “Ladies and Gents, meet Cheese, Our Girl’s newest member of 2 section.#Ourgirl #Season4” [sic]
He also retweeted a tweet from United Agents sharing the same picture. They wrote: “Well it’s out there!
“Thrilled to announce that @danboy is joining our @michkeegan in the new series of #OurGirl. Danny Boy will play Private Rhett “Cheese” Charlton – a confident cool squaddie with a manipulative edge.”
Danny later shared another behind the scenes picture.
— DanBoy (@danboy) July 3, 2019
He wrote “Ta for the love people #Cheese #OurGirl #PrivateRhettCharlton #Season4 .@BBCOne” [sic]
Danny-Boy’s EastEnders character Lee also served in the army.
Lee arrived in Walford back in 2014 and ended up marrying Whitney Dean in 2016, however their marriage broke down in 2017 after Lee left Albert Square to live in Dover.
Back in May, former Coronation Street star Michelle returned to South Africa to begin filming the fourth series of the army drama.
Set one year after 2 Section’s tour in Bangladesh during series three, the next six-part run will see newly promoted Sergeant Georgie Lane training new medics.
As the series begins, she’s living with her family in Manchester and happily settled in her job, with no plans to join her pals in 2 Section on their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.
But a near-fatal incident on a night out convinces her that the real reason she doesn’t want to go is because she’s still wracked with fear and grief after losing Elvis, the love of her life, to a Taliban attack.
However Georgie returns to Afghanistan, determined to face her fears.
Danny-Boy isn’t the only former EastEnders cast member filming series four – Amy-Leigh Hickman, who played Jay’s underage girlfriend Star/Linzi and Nabil Elouahabi who played Tariq from 2003 to 2005 – are also joining the cast.
Other big names appearing in series four include Nico Mirallegro (My Mad Fat Diary), Kaine Zajaz (Informer), Will Attenborough (Midwinter Of The Spirit), Josh Bowman (Revenge), Badria Timini (Unforgotten) and Nebras Jamali (The Looming Tower).
Returning characters in series four include Kingy (Rolan Bell), Spanner (Mark Armstrong), Blue (Ben Batt), Monk (Sean Sagar), Jackson (Jack Parry-Jones) and Fingers (Sean Ward).
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