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Zoe Lucker set to cause a stir in Waterloo Road

Actress Zoe Lucker (EastEnders, Footballers’ Wives) has joined the cast of BBC One award-winning drama Waterloo Road.

Lucker who has begun filming this week will play Carol Barry, the mother of a Liverpudlian criminal family.

With her husband in prison, Carol is lone-parent to unruly kids – bad boy Barry and daughters Dynasty and Kacey played by Carl Au (Jersey Boys), Abby Mavers (Willy Russell’s Our Day Out) and newcomer Brogan Ellis.

Waterloo Road cast regulars include: Alec Newman, Philip Martin Brown, Jason Done, Jaye Jacobs, Melanie Hill and Daniela Denby-Ashe.

Zoe Lucker says: “I’m delighted to join the cast of Waterloo Road and work with Shed and the BBC again. It’s a show I’ve always enjoyed and I’m thrilled to be part of the outrageous Barry family.

“Carol and her kids are going to ruffle plenty of feathers in Waterloo Road – you can’t trust them as far as you can throw them! They’re a family of great characters – you just wouldn’t want the Barrys in your neighbourhood!”

Cameron Roach, Head of Drama for Shed Productions & Executive Producer, Waterloo Road, says: “Zoe is a terrific addition to our ensemble cast, it is incredibly exciting to be working with her again after working together on Footballers’ Wives. This time her character’s not about the glamour but keeping the family together.”

The Barry family are set to make their on-screen debut next year in series eight episodes currently being filmed on location in Waterloo Road’s new home in Greenock Academy school building, Scotland, which has been transformed into the new Waterloo Road set and production base.