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BRAND NEW TERM: Waterloo Road IS BACK in May and an OLD character is returning 

HIT drama Waterloo Road is returning for a brand new term, and a classic character will be back alongside fan favourites with Angela Griffin and Adam Thomas, the BBC has confirmed to Politicalite. 

A fresh batch of seven episodes, with the likes of Angela Griffin (Kim Campbell), Adam Thomas (Donte Charles), and Kym Marsh (Nicky Walters) all returning to the show that is filmed in Greater Manchester giving a break to the areas young working-class actors. 

The BBC also revealed that an old face will reprise their role.

Angela told Politicalite: “It’s great to be back on BBC One and to be able to offer iPlayer fans some great new episodes. 

“We have such a wonderful and talented cast, all of whom bring so much to ‘Waterloo Road’. This series holds a fair few surprises for Kim and everyone around her and I can’t wait for people to catch up with all the action inside and outside the school.”

Jamie Glover – who played former deputy head Andrew Treneman – an an ex of Angela’s character Kim – is making a return to the popular drama – he was last seen on the BBC One series in 2009.

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Jamie told Politicalite: “I am so excited to be returning to ‘Waterloo Road’. 

“The school has been such an important part of my life and it’s wonderful to be able to rekindle the old flame. 

“Not to mention the joy of getting to work with the incomparable Angela Griffin once more. 

“I hope that people will enjoy seeing Andrew and Kim together in the school again. Older? Certainly, there’s the grey hair to prove it! Wiser? Who knows?” 

Vincent Jerome (Lindon King), James Baxter (Joe Casey), Jo Coffey (Wendy Whitwell), Shauna Shim (Valerie Chambers), Neil Fitzmaurice (Neil Guthrie), Rachel Leskovac (Coral Walker), Katherine Pearce (Amy Spratt), Ryan Clayton (Mike Rutherford) and Sonia Ibrahim (Jamilah Omar) will also reprise their roles for another term.

They will be joined by Paul Bazely and Jenny Platt as parents of pupils, while Olwen May and James Quinn will make appearances at the school. 

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New student Myles Massey, played by Osian Morgan, joins established pupils including Adam Abbou (Danny Lewis), Priyasasha Kumari (Samia Choudhry), Noah Valentine (Preston Walters), Adam Ali (Kai Sharif), Alicia Forde (Kelly-Jo Rafferty), Francesco Piacentini-Smith (Dean Weever), Liam Scholes (Noel McManus) and Lucy Eleanor Begg (Caz Williams).

Scarlett Thomas plays Izzy Charles and fellow junior student casting includes Summer Violet Bird (Tonya Walters), Ava Flannery (Verity King), Thapelo Ray (Dwanye Jackson), Inathi Rozani (Zayne Jackson), Chiamaka (ChiChi) Ulebor (Shola Aku) and Sahil Ismailkhil (Norrulah Ashimi).

Lindsay Salt, Director of BBC Drama, added: “We are thrilled that ‘Waterloo Road’ is returning following its successful run earlier this year. 

“To have Jamie Glover reprise his role as Andrew Treneman alongside our fantastic returning and new cast members is a real treat and we can’t wait to share more stories from the school.”

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Waterloo Road will be back in May at 8pm on BBC One – all episodes of the previous season and classics are available to stream now for FREE on the BBC iPlayer.