Eastenders star Zack Morris has announced he will star in a huge movie in the US after quitting the BBC soap.

The 23-year-old actor became a favourite among viewers after being involved in huge story lines since joining the square.

Zack announced his departure from the show last month.

He said: "Celebrating the end of an incredible era with some incredible people. You’ve all played a huge part in making me who I am today. The love will always run strong.

"Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. This is only the beginning… #GoodByeKeegs." Nifzaa said: "P.s. the only thing that would make up for my faves leaving is if they gave Keeg and Tiff a happy ending #Tiffgan.

Zack Morris announces new role after leaving Eastenders

The actor again took to Instagram to reveal he has landed a new job just 10 days after leaving the long-running soap.

Zach is flying to the US to star in thriller Jericho Ridge.

He said: "Onto my next adventure. Let's go! On route to the airport to start a new job just 10 days after leaving one.

He added: "This really is the stuff of dreams. I never in a million years expected this to happen! The hard work and overtime is really starting to pay off."