By Andrea Clarke
GIRLS Aloud star Nadine Coyleâ€™s on/off boyfriend Jesse Metcalfe is swapping the movie set for Manchester, making an exclusive appearance at the cityâ€™s popular night club, Opus.
The jobless actor, who shot to fame playing teenage gardener John Rowland in the hit TV show Desperate Housewives, is rumoured to be making a string of public appearances across the UK, including Northern Ireland, where girlfriend Nadine is from.
Since exiting the sassy Channel 4 show, starring Teri Hatcher and Eva Longoria, Metcalfe has had mediocre success breaking into movies.
While his first film after Desperate Housewives, John Tucker Must Die, grossed $41 million in the US, it wasnâ€™t well received by critics.
One movie reviewer called it â€œslick, stupid and slightly sleazyâ€, while another labelled it â€œpainfulâ€.
Since then the 28-year-old has wrapped thriller Loaded with Vinnie Jones, due for release in November, but has no film projects in the pipeline.
Online gossip columnist Perez Hilton has dubbed Jesseâ€™s club appearance next Friday as the end of his career.
He posted: â€œBe warned citizens of Manchester, U.K. – hasbeen actor Jesse Metcalfe is coming to town!
â€œYup, his new career is as a professional partygoer. He gets paid to show up places so that people can gawk and make fun of him.
â€œPoor Jesse. Heâ€™s tainted in America. No one wants to work with himâ€.
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