Waterloo Road: When will the series return to BBC One, who is in the cast alongside Kym Marsh, will Chlo and Donte be in the new series, where will the show be set, and how to watch old episodes online

WATERLOO Road is set to return to the BBC after a six-year break.

Monday, 21st February 2022, 5:12 pm

It was announced last year that Waterloo Road would be making a comeback after the show was axed by the BBC in 2015.

The school-set drama, based on a troubled comprehensive school, ran for 200 episodes and began in 2006 on BBC One.

Several original cast members and new faces will be featured in the upcoming Waterloo Road series –but who will return and when will the new series air?

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Here is everything you need to know:

Who will be in the cast?

Angela Griffin, who played Kim Campbell in the first five series of the show, will return to Waterloo Road as the new headteacher.

The junior cast of Waterloo road has been announced.

Adam Thomas and Katie Griffiths will also return, resuming their roles as fan-favourites Donte and Chlo Charles.

The pair left at the end of series four and it is unknown whether they will return as parents or teachers on the show.

New cast members include Coronation Street actress Kym Marsh, who will play school dinner lady Nicky Walters.

Sonia Ibrahim will play Jamilah Omar, the school's social worker, and Rachel Leskovac will play Coral Walker, the head of English.

Jo Coffey will play Kim Campbell’s personal assistant Wendy Whitwell, and Vincent Jerome and James Baxter have been cast as deputy headteachers Lindon King and Joe Casey.

Shauna Shim will play music teacher Valerie Chambers, Neil Fitzmaurice will play history teacher Neil Guthrie, and Katherine Pearce will play new teacher Amy Spratt.

More new cast members were announced today (February 21) including Adam Thomas’ niece Scarlett, who will play Donte and Chlo’s daughter Izzie.

Adam made the announcement this morning about his niece, who is the child of Coronation Street's Ryan Thomas and his former co-star Tina O'Brien, during BBC's Morning Live.

He said: ‘I can't believe I'm actually saying this. I feel like I'm working for Marvel, I can never say too much about what is going on…

'But what I can tell you is my little niece Scarlett Thomas is going to be joining the cast of Waterloo Road. She doesn't know it yet so congratulations Scarlett.

'Only joking. She's playing my daughter, I really don't know how that's gonna be.'

The junior student cast also includes Summer Violet Bird as Tonya Walters, Thapelo Ray as Dwanye Jackson, Ava Flannery as Verity King, Inathi Rozani as Zayne Jackson, Chiamaka (ChiChi) Ulebor as Shola Aku, and Sahil Ismailkhil as Norrulah Ashimi.

Where will the show be set?

In the first seven seasons of the show, Waterloo Road was set in Rochdale.

The school moved to Scotland in series eight but the new series will see the show back in Greater Manchester.

When will the new series of Waterloo Road start?

A release date is yet to be announced for the new season.

However, it has been confirmed that filming is underway and there will be 30 episodes of the latest instalment of Waterloo Road.

How to watch old episodes of Waterloo Road online

If you want to catch up with Waterloo Road before the new series is released, you can find seasons one to ten on BBC iPlayer now.

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