Former Eastbourne College pupil and Blake singer Jules Knight is taking up a role in Holby City.
The 31-year-old is due to appear in the BBC1 hospital drama as new doctor Harry Tressler.
As he starts his new venture he is having to say farewell to Blake band Stephen Bowman, Humphrey Berney and Ollie Baines, who will continue with the singing group.
Jules said, “‘I feel incredibly lucky to have experienced six fantastic years with Blake touring the world, recording and releasing albums, and even winning a Brit, all with three great friends.
“Together we’ve had some extraordinary experiences which I will never, ever forget.
“I wish them all the very best with the release of the new album, ‘Start Over’, and I know they’ll go on to achieve further successes both here and abroad.”
Jules says he has always admired the success of Holby City and is looking forward to appearing in the soap.
He said, “Having trained as an actor before Blake, I can’t wait to get back to my initial acting ambitions, and get stuck into my role in Holby City, which is a programme I have always watched and admired.
“There are some brilliant actors on the show, and I’m looking forward to learning as much as I can from them.”
Meanwhile, Blake’s fourth studio album Start Over will be released on February 11 and will be the last Blake record to feature Jules.
Start Over sees the band moving in a new direction musically with the former Classical Brit Award winners recording a collection of contemporary harmony pop.
Now, the album title is even more fitting as Jules returns to his acting routes and his band mates look towards an exciting new era.
Band mate Ollie said,“We are especially excited that Jules is moving on to do something that we know he loves, and as part of a show that will allow us to watch his progress on a weekly basis.”