Who is EastEnders’ Keegan star Zack Morris and does he have a girlfriend?

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Zack Morris is best known for playing Keegan Baker in EastEnders, the reformed bad boy married to Tiffany Butcher.

The actor landed the role when he was 16 and has since been involved in some of Walford's grittier storylines.

But what do we know about his life off-screen? Here is everything you need to know…

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He trained in singing, acting and dance at the D&B Academy of Performing Arts where he landed a scholarship thanks to JLS star Marvin Humes.

Speaking to What’s On TV, Zack said: “Marvin Humes went there too. He’s got a scholarship, which I’ve got. He picks one person every year to fund, and he funds me.”

Prior to EastEnders, Zack performed on the West End as a child and played ensemble parts in Joseph and The Technicolour Dreamcoat, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Oliver!.

However, EastEnders is his first big television acting job having previously landed smaller roles and parts in adverts.

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Zack auditioned for EastEnders in 2016 when he was 16 years old, and when he didn’t hear back for a month he assumed he hadn’t got the part.

“When I had my original audition, I didn't hear anything back for quite a while, so I actually assumed that I didn't get it.

“But after a few more weeks, I heard that I had another audition and it all worked out from there,” he’s previously said.

Zack filmed his first scenes as Keegan in 2017 and a few months later was nominated for a British Soap Award and a TV Choice Award.

The 22-year-old might share his name with the leading character in Saved By The Bell, but Zack insists it’s just a coincidence.

“I've definitely had Saved By The Bell mentioned to me a lot in the past. And even if you Google my name, Saved By The Bell comes up.

“That's one thing when I got this job – I thought, 'Hopefully when you Google my name, I'm going to come up… not the geezer from Saved By The Bell in the 90s!

"I spoke to my mum about it because I thought she named me after the character, but she didn't even know who the character was! It's literally just a coincidence,” he’s explained in the past.

Who is Zack Morris dating?

Last year, Zack was forced to deny that he was anything more than friends with his costar Maisie Smith after the pair were spotted leaving the EastEnders 35th anniversary party together.

The pair, who are married on the soap, jumped into the same cab at the end of the night leading to rumours that they went home together.

Zack denied the rumours, explaining that he is just great friends with the Strictly star.

"The majority of our filming days are spent together so we have grown closer as friends but nothing more than that," he insisted at the time.

Meanwhile, Maisie told MailOnline: "I film most of my scenes with Zack, naturally we've built a great friendship. Nothing but mates."

In 2019, Zack was linked to Brooke Maskell, a hair and make-up artist from Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire.

However, they have not been pictured together since 2019.

What is next for Zack Morris?

In January, Zack celebrated five years since he joined the cast of EastEnders and has said that the time "has flown".

He’s previously said he would love to follow in Maisie Smith’s footsteps and take part in Strictly.

Speaking in a joint interview on BBC Radio 1Xtra Zack said he would love to try out for the show.

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