Adam Thomas’ son Teddy, 7, is set to play his onscreen child in the new Waterloo Road reboot

FIRST LOOK: Adam Thomas’ son Teddy, 7, stars as actor’s onscreen child in the new Waterloo Road reboot alongside his real-life cousin Scarlett, 13

Waterloo Road fans have today been treated to a glimpse of the new upcoming drama as a set of first-look images of cast members have been released.

Adam Thomas’ real-life niece Scarlett, the daughter of his twin brother and former Coronation Street star Ryan, has been cast as his on-screen daughter Izzie in the upcoming reboot.

The show is now a full family affair for Adam as his seven-year-old son Teddy, whom he shares with wife Caroline Thomas, has also bagged himself a role.

FIRST LOOK: Waterloo Road is now a full family affair as Adam Thomas' son Teddy, 7, is set to play his onscreen child in the new reboot alongside his real-life cousin Scarlett, 13

FIRST LOOK: Waterloo Road is now a full family affair as Adam Thomas’ son Teddy, 7, is set to play his onscreen child in the new reboot alongside his real-life cousin Scarlett, 13

33-year-old Adam is set to return to his role Donte Charles in the school based series this summer after a  15 year break from the show. 

Done and his on-screen wife Chloe, played by Katie Griffiths, had a baby called Izzie years ago on the show and now she’s grown up and making an appearance. 

They have begun filming in Greater Manchester in time for an expected release later this year, almost seven years after it was axed by the BBC.

Return: 33-year-old Adam is set to return to his role Donte Charles in the school based series this summer after a 15 year break from the show

Return: 33-year-old Adam is set to return to his role Donte Charles in the school based series this summer after a 15 year break from the show

Fellow actors playing the pupil characters have been announced as Adam Abbou as Danny Lewis, Priyasasha Kumari playing Samia Choudhry, with Noah Valentine joining as Preston Walters.

Adam Ali has been cast as Kai Sharif while Alicia Forde joins as Kelly-Jo Rafferty, Francesco Piacentini-Smith cast as Dean Weever, Liam Scholes as Noel McManus and Lucy Eleanor Begg as Caz Williams.

The junior student cast also includes Summer Violet Bird playing Tonya Walters, Ava Flannery as Verity King, Thapelo Ray cast as Dwanye Jackson, Inathi Rozani joining as Zayne Jackson, Chiamaka (ChiChi) Ulebor playing Shola Aku.

Finally, Sahil Ismailkhil will be become Norrulah Ashimi – who was talent scouted following a production research trip to a local Leeds school.

Cast: Fellow actors playing the pupil characters have been announced as Adam Abbou as Danny Lewis, Priyasasha Kumari playing Samia Choudhry, with Noah Valentine joining as Preston Walters

Cast: Fellow actors playing the pupil characters have been announced as Adam Abbou as Danny Lewis, Priyasasha Kumari playing Samia Choudhry, with Noah Valentine joining as Preston Walters

Role: Headteacher Kim Campbell (Angela Griffin) will have to deal with riots, scandals, fractured families and challenging kids

Role: Headteacher Kim Campbell (Angela Griffin) will have to deal with riots, scandals, fractured families and challenging kids

Across the term, teachers and parents are going to have to learn on their feet as they try to navigate the ever changing social landscape – from teen homelessness to the cost of living, being LGBTQ+, racism, sexism, mental health and everything else facing young teens today.

Amongst the chaos, the students, faculty and parents still make time for friendships, fun, and a few romances. The pupils have a lot to contend with this term, but they will learn to lean on one another to survive the year and try to stay out of detention as much as possible.

Riots, scandals, fractured families and challenging kids – for Headteacher Kim Campbell (Angela Griffin) and her team, fire-fighting is a way of life.

Plot: Across the term, Waterloo Road’s teachers and parents are going to have to learn on their feet as they try to navigate the ever changing social landscape

Plot: Across the term, Waterloo Road’s teachers and parents are going to have to learn on their feet as they try to navigate the ever changing social landscape

The secondary school-set show first aired in 2006 and won legions of fans by tackling numerous tough issues over its 200-episode run and now its coming back and will tackle the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on school kids.

Piers Wenger, Director of BBC Drama, said: ‘Waterloo Road is the perfect lens through which to explore post-COVID Britain, from the perspective of those who have arguably been affected most young people in education.’

The gritty show – which was written by the creators of ITV prison drama Bad Girls – was originally set in Rochdale but later series saw a relocation to Greenock, Scotland.

It has been confirmed that the new episodes will be set once again in Greater Manchester.

Executive producer Cameron Roach said: ‘Waterloo Road will continue its reputation for kickstarting, supporting and enabling careers both in front of and behind the camera, in a truly inclusive way, from our base in Greater Manchester.’

Family: Done and his on-screen wife Chloe, played by Katie Griffiths, had a baby called Izzie years ago on the show and now she's grown up and making an appearance

Family: Done and his on-screen wife Chloe, played by Katie Griffiths, had a baby called Izzie years ago on the show and now she’s grown up and making an appearance

New: The pupils have a lot to contend with this term, but they will learn to lean on one another to survive the year and try to stay out of detention as much as possible

New: The pupils have a lot to contend with this term, but they will learn to lean on one another to survive the year and try to stay out of detention as much as possible

Adam made the adorable announcement about Scarlett, the child of Coronation Street‘s Ryan Thomas and his former co-star Tina O’Brien during BBC‘s Morning Live. 

Filled with glee, the proud uncle began: ‘I can’t believe I’m actually saying this. I feel like I’m working for Marvel, I can never say too much about what is going on…

‘But what I can tell you is my little niece Scarlett Thomas is going to be joining the cast of Waterloo Road. She doesn’t know it yet so congratulations Scarlett.

‘Only joking. She’s playing my daughter, I really don’t know how that’s gonna be.’

Return: The secondary school-set show first aired in 2006 and won legions of fans by tackling numerous tough issues over its 200-episode run and now its coming back and will tackle the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on school kids

Return: The secondary school-set show first aired in 2006 and won legions of fans by tackling numerous tough issues over its 200-episode run and now its coming back and will tackle the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on school kids

Location: It has been confirmed that the new episodes will be set once again in Greater Manchester

Location: It has been confirmed that the new episodes will be set once again in Greater Manchester

When asked by presenters Gethin Jones and Kym Marsh if he’s given his relative any advice, Adam replied: ‘To be fair, she doesn’t need any. I saw her at the audition and I was blown away.’

He continued to gush: ‘She’s a force to be reckoned with. A triple threat. She can sing, she can dance, she can act. Oh man, she’s amazing and she’s stunning.

‘It’s her first day filming today so good luck Scarlett. It’s all kicking off.’

Waterloo Road will return to BBC One and BBC iPlayer later in 2022.

Exciting: Adam made the adorable announcement about Scarlett, the child of Coronation Street 's Ryan Thomas and his former co-star Tina O'Brien during BBC 's Morning Live

Exciting: Adam made the adorable announcement about Scarlett, the child of Coronation Street ‘s Ryan Thomas and his former co-star Tina O’Brien during BBC ‘s Morning Live

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