By Chloe Kenyon – Deputy Editor
Riley Carter Millington, a 21 year old actor and former student of UCLan, will be the first transgender actor to play a transgender character in a British soap.
The character of Kyle will be a young, transgender man and will first appear later this month for a brief appearance in EastEnders.
He is set to return later in the year to be “thrown into one of the biggest stories for the end of the year.”
The character has been described as “fresh and relatable” and “comes with his own stock of secrets.” By EastEnders’ executive producer Dominic Treadwell Collins.
When speaking about his new role, Riley said: “I am extremely excited to be joining EastEnders. I can honestly say that I have now fulfilled my two biggest dreams – to be living my life as a man and to be an actor.
I cannot wait to really get stuck in with filming and I look forward to seeing what is in store for my character.”