"I was absolutely over the moon to land the role of Garth," Samuel told Digital Spy. "When I found out, I went screaming around my living room.
Samuel James has been cast as Garth Stubbs
"After the initial shock and excitement of landing the role, the nerves then took over and I realised I was joining this iconic television programme that's been on air for over 25 years!"
He added, "Since I joined it's been a 'dream come true' job: they've all taken me under their wing and it's like one big family."
ITV recently confirmed that Birds of a Feather will return to TV screens on Boxing Day for the start of an eight-part series.
Birds of a Feather will return for a second series on ITV on Boxing Day
The sitcom had been off air for 15 years after ending on BBC – but last year it screened on ITV, with the adventures of Sharon (Pauline Quirke), Tracye (Linda Robson) and Dorien (Lesley Joseph) proving to be as popular as ever.