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'Waterloo Road': Heather Peace confirms break from Nikki Boston role

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Waterloo Road star Heather Peace has confirmed she is taking a break from the show to focus on her music.

The actress's character Nikki Boston has been at the centre of drama this series due to her estranged daughter, Eve, turning up unexpectedly.

Heather Peace as Nikki Boston in Waterloo Road

© BBC / Shed Productions (WR) / Mark Mainz

Heather Peace as Nikki Boston



However, Peace has now confirmed that she will be taking some time out of the show to tour with her band.

Speaking to Waterloo Road TV, she said: "The door's not closed. I just needed to take some time in the next three months while they're still filming.

"We needed to get back on the road. You can't sort of leave gigs. You can't leave it a year otherwise everyone's forgotten what you were doing!

"I was always going to kinda of go back for six months then take another break. So who knows whether they're up for it!"

Peace also hinted that there could be some surprises in store as Heather's relationships with Eve and Kacey are explored.

Waterloo Road: Heather Peace as Nikki Boston

© BBC Pictures / Shed Productions (WR) Ltd / Toby Merritt



She said: "This couple (of episodes) up until the end of 10, which is in a couple of weeks, sort of explores my relationship with Kacey a little bit more and the fact that I've taken her under my wing as my surrogate daughter.

"Then there might be some surprises coming into January next year with perhaps my daughter!

"I'm a lot softer and probably not as in control as Nikki Boston, but then people who seem to be in control on the outside are quite often on turmoil inside aren't they? I think that's what we see a bit more of with Nikki into next year certainly."

Waterloo Road airs on Thursdays at 8pm on BBC One.

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