Australian Idol and Neighbours star Dan O’Connor is joining the cast of youth soap Hollyoaks.

Channel 4 today announced a new character for their early evening saga Hollyoaks in the form of Ally, a military serviceman played by Dan O’Connor.

Speaking about landing a part in the popular show, Dan says, “I’m really excited about joining Hollyoaks, especially with its recent success.  I have already started filming in Liverpool and there is a real buzz and energy around the place.  I’m really looking forward to working with some of the show’s most popular characters and talented actors”.

The Australian hunk is set to get pulses racing in the New Year when he arrives in the Village as a lodger for Jacqui (Claire Cooper) and Rhys (Andy Moss).  He catches the eye of Amy (Ashley Slanina-Davies), her former boyfriend Ste (Kieron Richardson) and just about everyone he meets!  But when feisty McQueen Michaela (Hollie Jay-Bowes) sets her sights on him, it’s handbags at dawn when it’s one of her closest allies that seals the deal and bags a kiss!

Dan is due to appear as Ally from February 2012 onwards.

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