Actors Neil Pearson and Nicola Stephenson have joined Waterloo Road.

Neil-Pearson-JoinsThe actors will play Vaughan Fitzgerald and Allie Westbrook, a new teaching duo, in the tenth series of Waterloo Road, due to air in 2014.

Pearson commented, “Waterloo Road has a long and successful history, an impressive list of alumni, and a highly talented and enthusiastic cast. All of which makes me very excited to be joining my new school.”

Stephenson, meanwhile, shot to shame as a member of Brookside – where her character shared the first lesbian kiss to be broadcast in the UK.

Brian Park, Waterloo Road’s executive producer said of the castings:
“We’re absolutely thrilled to have such high-quality actors like Neil and Nicola on board. Neil is one of the country’s most recognised television acting talents and Nicola’s drama credentials speak for themselves.

“This new pairing are going to make quite an impact on the school when they arrive on screen. We know the viewers are going to love watching them in action.”