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Updated: Ex-'Footballers' Wives' actor transfers to 'The Bill'

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Ex-'Footballers' Wives' actor transfers to 'The Bill'
Former Footballers' Wives actor Ben Richards has joined the cast of The Bill.

The 35-year-old - most noted for his role as psychotic Bruno Milligan in the now-axed ITV football drama and ITV2 spin-off show Extra Time - is to play ladies' man PC Nate Roberts.

Ben's character joined the force six years ago to drive fast cars and chase criminals. It’s a job that offers him an exciting challenge every day of his life, mates to go drinking with and a shift pattern that gifts him a four-day weekend."

And Nate knows how to treat a woman but he also knows how to break hearts and rarely gets his own broken.

Of his new role, he said: "The Bill has always had an extremely high standard of acting and storylines, and I'm really pleased to be joining such a great cast."

The news comes only days after Scott Maslen quit the cop drama for EastEnders.

Ben also filmed a short four-month stint as physiotherapist Justin Fuller in BBC One's Holby City.

His first appearance in Sun Hill will transmit at the beginning of November. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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