If you’ve seen the promo photos for tonight’s Season 5, Episode 19: “It Girl, Interrupted” and thought: Who’s that hunk Diana Payne (Elizabeth Hurley) is trying to tongue down — and who is clearly not Nate (Chace Crawford)? You’re not alone.

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So who is he (besides lucky)? His name is David Gregory, an actor most famous for his many, many shirtless scenes as Ford on One Life to Live (RIP). The 26-year-old actor describes his GG character, Aiden, as “essentially cougar bait for [Diana Payne],” but insists that his close interaction with the woman behind the sex-crazed character — and the rest of the cast, for that matter — was far from drama-filled.

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“She was the sweetest woman! The entire cast and crew was very generous with their time. It was nice to get a chance to do prime-time after doing daytime,” gushes Gregory.

Hot-guy cameos on GG are a dime a dozen, but we sure don’t mind the fresh blood — even if it’s only for a moment. Plus, we’ll take anything that will distract us from Penn Badgley (Dan)’s painfully outgrown shag.

Source: Soap Opera Digest; David Gregory Official Site

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