Who is EastEnders star James Bye?


JAMES Bye is best known for playing Martin Fowler on EastEnders.

On October 30, 2022, he became the fifth contestant to be eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing 2022. 

James Bye plays Martin Fowler on EastEnders

Who is James Bye?

Born on February 23, 1984, James Bye is a soap star and film actor.

The 38-year-old took over the role of Martin Fowler on EastEnders in 2014, and has been involved in a number of dramatic storylines.

Away from Walford, he has appeared in a number of movies.

His film credits include Cemetery Junction in 2010, The Great Train Robbery in 2013, and The Hooligan Factory in 2014.

Is James Bye married and does she have any children?

James is happily married and has three children.

He wed his beloved wife Victoria back in 2012.

The pair reportedly met in a Sainsbury’s car park 16 years ago when Bye was working on a promotion job and “handed Victoria a fruit jelly”, according to What to Watch.

He asked her out on a date to the local pub and the rest is history.

They went on to have three kids – Edward, eight, Louis, six, and Hugo, three.

What has Hamza Yassin said about being on Strictly?

On August 12, 2022, James was revealed as the eleventh celebrity to be taking part in Strictly 2022.

He told Good Morning Britain: “I’ve known for a long time – it’s been hard to keep a secret. I can tell people I’ve lied to – if I’ve lied to you, apologies. It’s not really sunk in.”

Talking of the reaction of his wife Victoria, James added the decision for him to star had been a “team effort.”

He added: “She is really supportive – we talked it all through and it’s a decision we have made together.

“She’s going to be part of the team.”

However, on October 30, 2022, he became the fifth contestant to be eliminated from the show.

The actor proclaimed that he had made a “friend for life” in his dance partner Amy Dowden as he exited the competition.

He said: “I had the best time on the show, I’ve got a friend for life, all I can do is thank the family.”

Is James Bye on Instagram?

James is an avid user of Instagram and has an impressive 166K followers (as of October 2022).

You can follow James on his handle, @jimmybye.

On there he keeps fans-up-to-date with life on Albert Square, as well as posting pictures of his adorable family.