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'Waterloo Road' roles for Neil Pearson, Nicola Stephenson

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Waterloo Road bosses have signed up Neil Pearson and Nicola Stephenson as two new cast members.

The new recruits have already started filming with the BBC One drama and will play teaching duo Vaughan Fitzgerald and Allie Westbrook.

Neil Pearson as Vaughan Fitzgerald in Waterloo Road

© BBC / Shed Productions (WR) / Alan Peebles

Neil Pearson as Vaughan Fitzgerald



Vaughan and Allie will appear on screen in series ten, which is due to air next year.

Pearson has appeared in various TV shows over the years, but is best known for his role as Dave Charnley in Drop the Dead Donkey.

Speaking of joining Waterloo Road, he commented: "Waterloo Road has a long and successful history, an impressive list of alumni, and a highly talented and enthusiastic cast. All of which makes me very excited to be joining my new school."

Stephenson's acting credits include Brookside, Holby City and Clocking Off.

Waterloo Road title card

© BBC / Shed Productions (WR)



Waterloo Road's executive producer Brian Park commented: "We're absolutely thrilled to have such high-quality actors like Neil and Nicola on board. Neil is one of the country's most recognised television acting talents and Nicola's drama credentials speak for themselves.

"This new pairing are going to make quite an impact on the school when they arrive on screen. We know the viewers are going to love watching them in action."

Waterloo Road's ninth series is currently airing on Thursdays at 8pm on BBC One.

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