He told BBC Newsbeat “I can honestly say that I have now fulfilled my two biggest dreams – to be living my life as a man and to be an actor.”
Student Pride Festival Director Ollie Parr said “We’re so proud to have had this announcement at Student Pride, seeing trans characters represented in the media is so important, this news is particularly special because a fantastic trans actor is the best person to do this storyline justice. We look forward to watching Riley play Kyle in EastEnders!”
This news comes at a wonderful time as Student Pride Festival 2016 announce the dates of their Festival dates for 2016. You can find all of the details on their Facebook Event page.