Aston Merrygold is to join the cast of CBBC show Almost Never.
Singer-songwriter, dancer and TV star Aston Merrygold will appear in the upcoming new series, which returns to the channel and BBC iPlayer in late October.
The hugely popular comedy-drama follows the ups and downs of band The Wonderland, made up of Harry, Nate and Oakley, as they try to make it big in the music industry alongside their arch rivals Girls Here First.
After a successful first series, Aston joins the cast for series two which begins later this month.
Aston will play the role of The Wonderland’s new manager Jordan, joining a star-studded cast that also includes Emily Atack, Colin Hoult and Kimberly Wyatt.
Aston said: “I’m super excited to join such a talented cast and hopefully use some of my experience in the music industry as inspiration for my role.
“I can’t wait to get stuck into such a fantastic series.”
The first series of Almost Never saw the boy band embark on the road to pop stardom, whilst juggling friends, family, school and relationships.
With guest appearances from Fleur East and Tess Daly, as well as a world class soundtrack, the show proved an instant smash with viewers.
Episodes 1-6 of series two will be available on iPlayer towards the end of October, alongside the first episode on CBBC.