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EastEnders newcomer Matt Willis has said his TV presenter wife Emma helped him learn his EastEnders lines in bed and put on a cockney accent.

The McBusted star is currently on screen in the BBC soap, playing Stacey Branning’s (Lacey Turner) boyfriend Luke Riley, and said he had been getting some help at home with his scenes from his wife, The Voice host Emma.

Matt told The Sun: “I always learn lines better when I have someone reading them back to me. We’d sit in bed and read EastEnders scripts.

“It was great fun and really helpful. Emma got into it. Her cockney accent is hilarious.”

The former Busted star, who is about to go on tour with Busted/McFly supergroup McBusted, said: “I have got a pretty full-on year, but this was nice to do and I have the chance to come back if I want to.

“McBusted are touring until the end of July then we are talking about South America and Japan at the end of the year. I can’t see myself doing more EastEnders in this year’s schedule, but who knows what will happen next year.”