EastEnders actor Jack Derges joins Doctors two years after quitting soap as Andy the builder

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FORMER EastEnders star Jack Derges has joined the Doctors cast.

The actor will swap his spanner for a stethoscope after landing the role of Enzo in the medical soap.

EastEnders star Jack Derges is joining the Doctors cast
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The new character will stick around for several weeks and “bring a bit of sauciness to one of the Doctors regulars”, according to Inside Soap.

Jack joined Albert Square as hunky builder Andy Flynn in March 2016.

But it turned out his the labourer had a hidden agenda and was actually in Walford to seek out Ronnie Mitchell to avenge the death of his adoptive sister – and Ronnie’s daughter – Danielle.

Ronnie’s long-lost daughter was killed-off in 2009 when she was hit by a car after being reunited with her estranged mum.

The actor will play hunky new character Enzo
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Andy’s stint on the soap was short-lived however, as he packed up his toolbox the following August.

An EastEnders insider told The Sun at the time: “When Andy arrived, viewers didn’t realise he was hiding a dark secret, but over the past few weeks it has become clear his intentions towards Ronnie and her family are not what they seem.

“Andy was only ever going to be in EastEnders for this story line, but it’s fair to say there is lots more drama to come before Andy leaves Walford.”

Following his exit, Jack thanked Dominic Treadwell-Collins – who produced the soap at the time – for the opportunity, branding it his “dream job”.

Jack joined EastEnders as the adoptive brother of Ronnie Mitchell’s daughter Danielle in March 2016
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He tweeted: “Quality six months on #EastEnders. The most welcoming cast I’ve ever worked with. Dream job! Thanks @dominictc for getting me involved! X.”

The muscular hunk later swapped Walford for the West End, playing a gay hustler called Cowboy in hit Broadway show The Boys In The Band.

He also had a guest role in Casualty last September as Alan Marsh.

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