I'd not known of Paul Nicholls until seeing him in Law and Order: UK. And hearing him. He has one of the warmest, most velvetty voices I've ever heard. Pillow talk with him must be amazing. Plus him looking like Stuart Townsend doesn't hurt.
Not having been in England, I've never seen EastEnders, which was his first claim to fame. My, but he was pretty. Like young Don Johnson pretty. Frankly, I like him better now, with a bit of scruff. See more of him at Tumblr, and Paul returns tomorrow.