EASTENDERS favourite Shane Richie will star in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the King’s Theatre.

The show will be at the city venue from June 8 to 13, next year.

The actor will play Hugo/Loco Chanelle. Layton Williams, of Bad Education and Billy Elliot The Musical, has also been cast as Jamie New. Both are repairing their roles from the West End production.

The plot centres around Jamie, who is 16, and doesn’t fit in.

Shane, who played Alfie Moon in the BBC soap, said: “When I was offered the chance to be involved in the touring production I jumped at the opportunity to get back into those heels! I believe this show has such an important message for younger and older generations I’m excited to be taking it to a larger audience around the UK.”