BLUE singer Antony Costa is already planning his career after the boyband split - he wants to become a TV actor.

The star, who started out as an actor before finding fame with the ALL RISE hitmakers, is keen to return to the small screen when the group go their separate ways - and has already auditioned for a number of TV drama roles.

Costa first revealed his acting ambitions two years ago: "I can see myself in a soap. Maybe playing a barman in (British soap) Eastenders would be my perfect job."

The 22-year-old isn't the first Blue boy to plan for the future - bandmate Lee Ryan has already disclosed plans for a solo album, Duncan James has his own TV production company, and Simon Webbe runs an artist management company promoting new acts.

But the band insist they have no immediate plans to split - they are scheduled to tour next year to promote an new album, due out in November (04).

21/04/2004 02:29