Emmerdale star Alex Carter is going down under – to join his brother’s band for their Australian tour.

Alex’s brother, Bruce, is a member of underground electronic band The Whip.

Alex told the Sun: “I’ll probably be the one selling the merchandise, the T-shirts, and suchlike. I’ll be the tall guy shifting the gear on and off the stage!”

Sadly, it seems there’s little chance of Alex – who plays Jamie Hope in the soap – joining in the fun.

“There’s no way I’ll be appearing on stage with the band as I’m not musical at all. Our parents are both proud of us, but I think they enjoy watching Bruce’s band more than Emmerdale – how could they?”

However, he is still looking forward to the two-week stint. “Seriously, this will be my first trip to Australia and I’m sure it will be a good laugh.”

The star’s character is currently at the centre of a juicy storyline that sees him pop the question to girlfriend Louise. Little does Jamie know she has a secret of her own – she’s pregnant!

CLICK below to see The Whip’s video for the single Sister Siam. That’s Alex’s brother Bruce in the red top