Blue heart-throb Duncan James is planning an assault on Hollywood when the chart-topping boyband splits next year (05).

The 25-year-old ALL RISE star intends to turn his back on singing and then use his good looks and charisma when he puts himself forward for acting roles in big-budget movies.

An insider says, "Duncan loves singing. He has had the time of his life with Blue - but he wants to use his status to launch an acting career.

"He is well aware that he'll have to compete with lots of solo singers who have left boybands. So he has decided to take a different route."

James bandmate Lee Ryan is tipped to be the post-Blue solo star and James has no plans to go head-to-head with him.

The insider adds, "Duncan knows Lee is a fantastic singer, he has a great voice and they are fairly similar, so he knows it will be difficult to go up against him.

"But he also knows that his army of female fans would love to see him on the big screen."

21/09/2004 13:58