Kym Marsh 'thrilled to bits' as she lands 'Waterloo Road' role

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Kym Marsh has been cast in 'Waterloo Road'. (Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

Kym Marsh has said she’s “thrilled to bits” after landing a role in Waterloo Road.

The former Coronation Street star will play mum and canteen worker Nicky Walters in the BBC school series when it returns later this year.

The series will be set in Manchester, which is also where Corrie is filmed.

Sharing a video on Instagram showing the new cast members introducing themselves, Marsh wrote: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining @waterlooroad and can’t wait to get started!! It’s going to be so lovely working back in good old Manchester again!!

"Exciting times!!”

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The actor - who starred as Michelle Connor in the ITV soap – also confirmed she would be continuing on Morning Live.

“I’m also really chuffed to be still part of the @bbcmorninglive family, and will be on screen every Monday morning, on the swivel chair, with my pal @gethincjones,” she said.

Marsh’s Corrie colleague Rachel Leskovac is also joining Waterloo Road and will play a teacher.

The series about life at a comprehensive originally ran for 10 seasons from 2006 to 2015 and was a huge hit.

Last year it was announced that the drama was being brought back and it was later revealed that former cast members Adam Thomas and Angela Griffin were due to return.

Piers Wenger, director of BBC Drama, said at the time that it was just what viewers needed.

He said: “Waterloo Road is the perfect lens through which to explore post-Covid Britain, from the perspective of those who have arguably been affected most: young people in education.”

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He added that he was delighted to be returning to the series “at a time when audiences across Britain need it most”.

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