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'River City' star Caitlin Gillespie joins 'Waterloo Road'

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River City star Caitlin Gillespie has said she is excited to be joining Waterloo Road.

It was announced yesterday that Gillespie - best known for playing Bob O'Hara's stepdaughter Christina in the Scotland soap - has joined the BBC drama.

Caitlin Gillespie as Christina in River City

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Caitlin Gillespie



She has already started filming scenes as schoolgirl Lisa Brown, who arrives with twin brother Lenny and 18-year-old sibling Larry.

Speaking toThe Scottish Sun, Gillespie said: "I remember when I first heard Waterloo Road was coming up here, I was really excited. That's when I started watching the show.

"I thought about how good it was for Scotland and young people like me that this massive show would now be on our doorstep.

"It's mad to think I'm part of it now. The fact the programme goes out UK-wide is such a big thing for me."

Talking about landing her new role, she said: "It's been absolutely crazy and everything just happened so quickly.There's been no time for it to sink in.

"I was just going about my business and the next thing I'd had a phone call and was on my way to the set for a read-through. On my way there I was in my car speaking to myself. I couldn't believe it was all happening. My heart was beating so fast."

Gillespie admitted that her Waterloo Road character is completely different to Christina, who she has played since 2011.

"Lisa is a feisty, headstrong girl, whereas Christina is just a lovely person. She's nowhere near as fierce and tough as Lisa, and viewers can expect to see a fair bit of drama from her."

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