Paul Nicholls to join Waterloo Road

Waterloo RoadFormer EastEnders actor Paul Nicholls and Cold Feet actor John Thomson are reportedly to join the cast of Waterloo Road.

The two actors have reportedly been cast in the BBC One drama for its next series. Paul Nicholls will join the drama as a new teacher at the school while Thomson will play a parent. Jaye Jacobs, who recently bowed out of Holby City, will also join the cast according to reports – she will also play a new teacher.

Paul Nicholls is still remembered for his role of Joe Wicks in EastEnders between 1996 and 1997. After leaving the soap he appeared in the first series of short-lived cop-drama City Central and his other notable roles include Clapham Junction, The Canterbury Tales, Harley Street and A Thing Called Love. John Thomson is still remembered for his role of Pete Gifford in Cold Feet but more recently had a stint in Coronation Street as Jesse Chadwick.

The current series of Waterloo Road has been moved to a slightly earlier time slot of 7.30 on BBC One which has boosted the drama’s ratings to above 5 million viewers per episode. It was recently announced that actress Amanda Burton, who plays Head Teacher Karen Fisher, was quitting the drama.