Cutting It star Ben Daniels is joining the department store costume drama The Paradise for its new series.
The actor will play former soldier Tom Weston - the new husband of Katherine Glendenning, played by Elaine Cassidy.
The second series of the BBC One show, inspired by a novel by French writer Emile Zola, begins a year after the events of the first series and sees the return of cast members including Joanna Vanderham, who plays Denise Lovett.
Ben said: "I'm a huge Emile Zola fan and when Bill Gallagher said he was writing a new character for The Paradise and had me in mind for the role I knew I wanted to play Tom Weston before I'd even read a word of the script.
"Tom's a fascinating animal and will certainly be ruffling a few feathers (and silks!) along the way. I'm really looking forward to the next few months of filming."