Waterloo Road finally gets a release date - and we don’t have long to wait

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17 Oct 2022, 10:10

The new cast of Waterloo Road (2023)

Credit: BBC

We now know when the revival of Waterloo Road will be hitting the small screen.

In a huge update, the BBC confirmed the new series will air on 3rd January 2023, with the first episode airing at 8pm on BBC One.

If you can’t wait to binge watch, well then you’re in luck, as the seven episodes will be available in full as a boxset on BBC iPlayer, while BBC One will air the new series weekly. and announced the news with a teasing look at the new cast. 

Prior to their big announcement, in October, the official Instagram account shared a clip with the unmistakable theme tune over a blurry video of school kids heading inside, with some wearing the Waterloo Road uniform. 

The caption reads: “A brand new logo for a brand new #WaterlooRoad. Coming to @BBC One and @BBCiPlayer in early 2023.”

Fans rushed to share their excitement for the news, with one commenting: “AHHH THE MUSIC BRINGS BACK SO MANY MEMORIES,” while another said: “I literally cannot wait!!! Waterloo Road forever!”

Others pleaded for a more indepth look before the end of 2022, with a third fan writing: “Can we at least have a little teaser trailer this year please??!!!!!??”

Anyone watching Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday night (15th October) would have spotted a small glimpse of the new set as Kym Marsh showed her dance partner, Graziano Di Prima around.

The former Hear’Say singer will play dinner lady Nicky Walters, who has two children, Preston and Tonya, at the school. 

Earlier this year, it was confirmed the likes of Adam Thomas and Katie Griffiths would be making a comeback to the beloved series. 

The duo played Donte Charles and Chloe Grainger back in the original run of the series, which aired from 2006 until 2015.

In the new series, the couple are now married and ready to start as staff at the school where they first met.

Meanwhile, Angela Griffin will also return as former counsellor-turned-head-teacher Kim Campbell.

When the news was announced, Adam, who also starred in Emmerdale, said: “Waterloo Road was a huge part of my life and career so to go back 15 years later is a dream come true.”

The new series of Waterloo Road will air on 3rd January 2023, with the first episode airing at 8pm on BBC One.