Love Island 2017 star Marcel Somerville has reportedly nabbed a role in a major British soap.
Love Island star lands spot in 'one of the biggest soaps on TV'
It's not yet been revealed which of the main soaps – Emmerdale, Coronation Street, EastEnders of Hollyoaks – that will be, though it's expected he will be seen on-screen around Christmas.
Marcel is no stranger to the spotlight, as before Love Island he was a member of Blazin' Squad – something he made sure everyone in the villa knew.
A source told OK! Online: "Marcel has been taking acting lessons for a while now and he's actually got a few roles coming up.
"He's really impressed at auditions and is now in talks to do a small part in one of the biggest soaps on TV.
"At the moment it looks like he'll be involved in a Christmas storyline so they're just putting some bits together at the moment and deciding how best to introduce his character."
With Marcel being from London, it would seem a part in EastEnders would be the best fit for the reality star.
According to the soap insider, Marcel's character will be on-screen for two months before something major happens to him and another established character.
If he does end up temporarily joining the cast of one of the soaps, there's no doubt that his former co-star Amber Davies will have slight jealousy.
She previously spoke of her desire to join Coronation Street or Hollyoaks, saying she'd like to put her acting training to use.
Amber told Daily Star Online: "It doesn't matter if I'm on Hollyoaks or Corrie, I'll be using my talent and it's something I've always been so passionate for and I'm willing to work hard for it."
She went on: "Corrie is a massive one. Kym Marsh, she has done incredibly well from it, she started in Hear'Say and she was a reality star."
Plenty of established celebrities have ended up in soaps, including Kym's co-star Shayne Ward, who was also a singer first.
Similarly, Blue's Duncan James landed a role in Hollyoaks, while Lee Ryan is set to return to EastEnders as Woody.
Girls Aloud's Sarah Harding had a five-episode run in Coronation Street too, and Cheryl had a charity cameo.
As far as unstructured reality stars go, former Geordie Shore cast member Scotty T had a cameo on Neighbours, but nothing more continuous.
Love Island‘s Gabby Allen has taken to social media to highlight the racist abuse she has been subjected to as a result of her relationship with Marcel Somerville.
Sadly it’s not the first time that the reality TV star has spoken out about the issue, having taken to Instagram Stories a few months ago to call out some of her followers for the disgusting private messages they’d been sending her.
This time around, the 26-year-old – who was catapulted into the spotlight after taking part on the ITVBe dating show last summer – spotted some ‘cruel’ comments that had been left by ‘keyboard warriors’ underneath an online article.
Taking to her own social media account, Gabby reportedly hit out: ‘I’ve been reading comments on an article and I won’t even say which one cause to be honest, they’re just too cruel and I’m embarrassed to publicise it further. It actually move me to tears.
I don’t know why I looked but after reading one comment, I was intrigued. I find it baffling that people feel that have the right to write mean comments about someone else. Do they not have friends or family that if they received abuse of the same kind, they would be heartbroken by it?’
The LI lady continued: ‘I hope all these keyboard warriors get found out one day and hurt as much as the upset they have had the audacity to put strangers through.
‘I was so upset I had to acknowledge it. These idiots shouldn’t get away with everything.’
Ending on a more positive note, she finished: ‘But it’s not all negative! The support and love from the majority of people is so unbelievably heartwarming and 100% outweighs the bad…’
We’re pretty disgusted to see that these ignorant comments are finding their way onto the internet, and we’re hoping that it ends here.
*Sourced from Look Magazine and Daily Star*
Published March 13, 2018