Strictly’s Lee Ryan drops huge EastEnders hint

Could Woody Woodward be heading back to the Square?

Lee Ryan has spoken out about the possibility of heading back to Walford following his stint on Strictly Come Dancing.

Lee’s character Harry ‘Woody’ Woodward was last seen heading out of Albert Square in June after being unveiled as the culprit of the E20 robbery.

EastEnders' Woody revealed as the E20 thief
Woody left in disgrace (Credit: BBC)

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And sorry Woody fans but his return isn’t looking too promising.

Lee revealed at the launch of this year’s dancing extravaganza that Woody heading back to EastEnders isn’t really on the cards.

He said: “When I left, they said to me they’re going to keep it open for me to come back. So who knows? But I’m doing other stuff now. I’ve got a film I’m working on.”

Lee continued: “There’s so much opportunity that came off the back of EastEnders. And to be honest with you, I think that’s the reason I got this.

“So it let on quite naturally. I’m a rare hybrid now of being an actor and a pop star. There’s only a few of us.”

Whitney picked Halfway over Woody (Credit: BBC)

Lee also gushed about how lucky he is to be involved in two of the biggest shows in the country.

He added: “It’s nice to be able to say I was on one of the biggest soaps that ever existed in this country, and now I’m on the biggest show that’s in this country.

“I feel very privileged.”

Lee played Woody for two stints between 2017 and 2018.

He arrived in April 2017 on a motorbike as he prepared to take over running the Queen Vic pub in Mick and Linda’s absence.

It wasn’t long before he found himself a love interest in the form of Whitney Dean.

Lee Ryan on Loose Women
Lee’s currently starring in Strictly Come Dancing (Credit: Loose Women/ITV)

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But he broke her heart when he left to run a bar in Spain, leaving her just a note at the tube station to tell her of his plans.

Luckily for Whit it wasn’t long before she met Halfway and the rest – as they say – is history.

Like Woody, by the sound of things.

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EastEnders continues tonight at 8pm on BBC One

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