Waterloo Road casts former Coronation Street star Kym Marsh and announces other new characters

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The Waterloo Road revival has announced a host of new cast additions, with former Coronation Street star Kym Marsh among the names signing on.

The show was confirmed to be returning last year after being axed back in 2016, and will be bringing back some familiar faces to boot.

It's now been revealed that some fresh stars will be coming on board too as a new batch of staff, including Kym, who will play Nicky Walters – a school canteen worker who is also a mother of two pupils.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

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Fellow Corrie stars Sonia Ibrahim and Rachel Leskovac have also been cast as Jamilah Omar, the school's social worker and Coral Walker, the head of English.

EastEnders star Jo Coffey will play Wendy Whitwell, headteacher Kim Campbell's PA, while Vincent Jerome (Wonder Woman 1984) and James Baxter (Still Open All Hours) have been cast as deputy heads Lindon King and Joe Casey, respectively.

Also on board is Shauna Shim (The Worst Witch) as music teacher Valerie Chambers, Neil Fitzmaurice (Peep Show) as history teacher Neil Guthrie, and Katherine Pearce (Rules of the Game) as early career teacher Amy Spratt.

Photo credit: Paul Husband
Photo credit: Paul Husband

Speaking on joining, Kym said: "I'm thrilled to be joining the fabulous cast of Waterloo Road, it's such a joy to get the opportunity to film in Manchester again and I can't wait to get going!"

It comes after it was confirmed that Angela Griffin, Adam Thomas and Katie Griffiths will all be returning to Waterloo Road as headteacher Kim, Donte and Chlo Charles.

Executive producer Cameron Roach said: "We're incredibly excited to announce our new cast, and we believe that alongside the return of Kim Campbell we're creating some new iconic characters for the next generation of Waterloo Road. We look forward to the audience joining them in the staff room."

Waterloo Road will return to BBC One and BBC iPlayer later this year.

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