EastEnders star David Witts has posed for Attitude and says that he would be happy if his character Joey Branning turned out to be gay – but he thinks it’s unlikely.

“I think it’s very unlikely that he will end up gay. But if he did, that would be fine,” DS reports the 21-year-old actor said. “I’m not opposed to it. I’ve played gay before.

“I get [called gay] all the time. You type ‘David Witts’ into Google and the suggested third word is gay.

“I’m like, ‘No! He’s not gay!’ But because he’s nice, and he’s not like his character, he must be gay. No! Broaden your mind a touch.”

Witts, who is heterosexual, also described himself as “a little more awkward” than his “dick” of a character, but said that he is not opposed to stripping off more on EastEnders if the producers requires it.

“I am a little more awkward than Joey in the way I carry myself,” he said. “I don’t dress in a masculine way like Joey.

“Everything he wears is to enhance his physique whereas I would sooner just cover myself up with a big coat and a hat and a pair of glasses.”