Former EastEnders star John Patridge has joined the cast of A Chorus Line in London's West End.

The Daily Mail reports that Partridge will play Zach, the director who is trying to find dancers for a show.

Partridge, who played Christian Clarke in EastEnders, described his character as "charismatic and manipulative" but added that perhaps Zach is kinder than meets the eye.

The new production opens at the Palladium on February 5.