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Waterloo Road bosses have announced that Zöe Lucker is joining the cast of the BBC show. The former Footballers' Wives and EastEnders actress has signed up for the role of Carol Barry, the head of a Liverpudlian criminal family who have been tipped to cause mayhem in upcoming storylines.

Pictured: Zöe Lucker and Alec Newman. As Carol's husband is in prison, she is the lone parent of three unruly children - bad boy Barry (Carl Au) and daughters Dynasty and Kacey (Abby Mavers and Brogan Ellis). Viewers will see the kids arrive at Waterloo Road's new home in Scotland as the latest recruits for headmaster Michael Byrne's pupil referral unit. Michael (Alec Newman) hopes to turn them into model students, but it quickly becomes apparent that top grades are the last thing on their minds. Lucker commented: "I'm delighted to join (more) »


- By Daniel Kilkelly

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