A former Richmond College performing arts student has landed himself a role on EastEnders.

Malachi Kirby, 24, is currently playing Wayne Ladlow in the BBC soap and first appeared on New Year’s Day.

Since completing his studies at the college, he has also appeared in Casualty, Silent Witness and Doctors as well Sky Living series, Lawless.

His film roles include Gone Too Far and the soon to be released UK horror film, the Last Showing.