Hollyoaks star Jeff Rawle has signed up for a guest role in Doctors, Digital Spy has revealed.

Rawle, who wreaked havoc as serial killer Silas in Hollyoaks, will appear in the medical drama early next year – playing a road sweeper with something to hide.

A spokesperson told DS:  “We are delighted to be booking the fabulous Jeff Rawle for a weighty guest role in an episode to be transmitted early next year.

“Jeff will play Rory Bishton, a road sweeper with a secret, who finds his double life increasingly difficult to sustain, in an episode which will pique the curiosity and pull the heartstrings.”

Rawle will begin filming with the Birmingham-based soap next week.

As well as his role in Hollyoaks, Rawle is well-known for his parts as Amos Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and George in Drop the Dead Donkey.

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