Patrick Bergin, the star of Sleeping With The Enemy and Robin Hood, will be joining Eastenders, it has been confirmed.
Patrick will play Aidan Joseph Patrick Maguire who is an old friend of Phil Mitchell from his time spent in prison.
Bergin is extremely excited to be a part of the long running British soap and is relishing the new challenge. He said;
“It is an iconic show that has the ability to shape the way people think, whilst also telling big explosive stories that keep the audience gripped.
“I am really looking forward to seeing what they have in store for Aidan as it’s bound to be dramatic.”
And Eastenders bosses have indeed confirmed that any involvement Patrick has in the soap will certainly be exciting, explaining he will be part of a “truly explosive storyline”.
Bosses also seem to be looking forward to the Hollywood star joining, with Creative Director John York saying;
“EastEnders deserves the very best and in Patrick we are absolutely privileged to have a truly great actor join the show.
“It’s a huge honour to have him on board, where he’ll be working hand in hand with Phil Mitchell and Mick Carter to carry a truly explosive storyline for Christmas and New Year.
“We can’t wait to get started.”
Patrick is set to join the soap later in the year.