Ex-Corrie star Adam Rickitt joining Hollyoaks cast
Rickitt, who played Nick Tilsley on the cobbles, has been cast as Kyle, who is living with multiple sclerosis (MS).
The 38-year-old said: "I am really happy to be joining Hollyoaks ... The key interest for me was in the storylines.
"They are amazing, taking the character on a real journey and something I am really enjoying playing a part in. Fingers crossed, the audience like the surprises as they keep coming."
Viewers of the Channel 4 soap will see Kyle rekindle feelings for his ex, Nancy Osborne (Jessica Fox), who also suffers from MS, after bumping into her at a support meeting.
Rickitt appeared in Coronation Street from 1997 to 1999 and from 2002 to 2004 and also enjoyed a foray in the pop charts with singles such as I Breathe Again in 1999.
The actor will make his Hollyoaks debut in April.