Ex Holby Actor to join Waterloo Road

A Holby City actor will be swapping the wards of the medical drama for the classrooms of school-drama Waterloo Road.

Former Holby City actor Tom Chambers will join the cast of Waterloo Road for its fifth series, according to tabloid newspaper The Sun. The actor will play a character called Max Tyler in the fifth year of the popular BBC One drama. Waterloo Road’s fourth season is still airing on BBC One, on Wednesday nights, but is due to draw to a close shortly. The fifth season of the drama, which will likely air this autumn, will see big changes to the drama as the school mergers with another one – bringing an influx of new characters. According to actress Denise Welch, who plays Steph in the drama, Chambers character will be the new “Super Head”.

Tom Chambers played Doctor Sam Strachan for two years in Holby City and also won the most recent series of Strictly Come Dancing. The actor was a favourite to win the celebrity dancing contest from early on in the shows run.