And the 22-year-old actor, who plays Freddie Roscoe on the Channel 4 soap, confessed he was so excited about the part that he ran around his flat in the buff.
“I ran around naked in my apartment when I found out! It was like I’d scored a goal at the World Cup,” he revealed.
Charlie, who joined the show in May 2013, following roles in The Bill and Kick-Ass 2, has seen his character survive a stabbing, been involved in two killer cover-ups and is in the midst of a love triangle.
“Sometimes I get too involved. I genuinely care about what happens to Fred. I read the script and think, ‘Oh Fred, please don’t do that. I know you fancy her, but just please, don’t do that’,” he said.
The actor also revealed he would like his alter-ego to befriend murderer Trevor Royle (Greg Wood).
“I think there’s an interesting friendship to be had between Freddie and Trevor. They’d make great companions, but the show never allows for it,” he said.
“I’d like to see them getting up to mischief one Friday night while Trev’s girlfriend Grace is away!”
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