Stefan Booth has joined the cast of EastEnders as Tanya Branning’s new fiance.

The former Hollyoaks actor will play hunky Greg, who appears in Albert Square in September to work on the reconstruction of the Queen Vic, the Mirror reports. Tanya, played by Jo Joyner, split from womanising husband Max (played by Jake Wood) last year.

A show source told the newspaper: “Max has his fair share of women, but he still has a soft spot for Tanya despite all they have been through. Don’t be too surprised if he makes mincemeat out of Greg.”

Stefan, who has reportedly joined the show on a short-term contract, said EastEnders was a particular favourite in the Booth household when he was growing up: “Even as a kid, when I wasn’t running around making mischief, we’d sit in front of the TV watching EastEnders,” he says.