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Former Dancing On Ice champion Jake Quickenden's Hollyoaks role confirmed

His appearance had been teased earlier this year

Former Dancing On Ice champ Jake Quickenden is set to star in Hollyoaks, the show has confirmed.

Jake's role in the Channel 4 soap was rumoured last month and now the show itself has revealed the first pictures of him on set.

The X Factor contestant filmed his first scenes on Tuesday (August 6) and they're set to air during the show's big autumn stunt week in October.

Jake's spent his first day on set (Credit: Lime Pictures/Channel 4)

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Jake's first scenes were with Stephanie Waring (Cindy), who he has previously worked with on Dancing on Ice, as well as Ellis Hollins (Tom).

The I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here star will also film with Nick Pickard (Tony Hutchinson), Ashley Taylor Dawson (Darren Osborne), Sarah Jayne Dunn (Mandy Richardson) and Gary Lucy (Luke Morgan) as part of these episodes.

Speaking about his first day on set, Jake, who has recently been touring in Hair The Musical, said: "It's very exciting and it's a privilege.

Jake is thrilled to be involved in the autumn stunt (Credit: Lime Pictures/Channel 4)

"Hollyoaks is such an amazing show and it's been around for so long; to be asked to come and have a role on it, it's amazing.

I've had a great day and everyone's so sound.

"Im really happy.

"I've had a great day and everyone's so sound.

"It's nice to arrive somewhere new and know someone like Steph [Waring] too, she's made it really easy to fit in."

Jake also shared his excitement on his own Instagram page telling his fans not to "let people tell you you can't, work hard and good things will happen."

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Previous reports have suggested Jake will play a builder, though the soap has yet to confirm that.

Jake's stint on Hollyoaks is only a guest role, but who knows what the future may bring - if he survives the stunt, that is...!

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