Fifty Shades of Grey author EL James has tweeted confirmation of Jamie Dornan’s casting in the film adaptation and has welcomed him to the role of Christian Grey.

Following Charlie Hunnam’s exit from the role earlier this month there has been much speculation about who would take his place and this week it was announced that The Fall’s Jamie Dornan was in negotiations though no official statement had been released.

James tweeted on Thursday night: “Stow your twitchy palms ladies...our man is here. Welcome to #TeamFifty @JamieDornan1 x.”

Fifty Shades of Grey is set for an August 2014 release.