Waterloo Road to get online spin-off

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Tina O'Brien

Waterloo Road star Tina O'Brien

BBC One is hoping to capitalise on the popularity of 'Waterloo Road' by launching an online spin-off, which catches up with some of the unruly ex-students of the fictional school.

BBC One is hoping to capitalise on the popularity of 'Waterloo Road' by launching an online spin-off.

The new show - which will be available on the BBC website and via the red button service from today (02.03.11) onwards - will catch up with the unruly students who left the fictional school at the end of the last series.

Featuring a reunion party at single mum Janeece Bryant's (Chelsee Healey) house, 'Waterloo Road Reunited' will document the lives of a number of ex-pupils, with plenty of "bombshells" set to be dropped.

An insider told The Sun newspaper: "Much has changed - with some of the ex-pupils flourishing and others feeling lost in the real world.

"Paul (Thomas Milner) tries to move his relationship with Aleesha (Lauren Thomas) to a new level and it's clear to everyone there's chemistry between Bolton (Tachia Newall) and Michaela (Zaraah Abrahams). But Michaela drops a bombshell that leaves everybody reeling."

The series will feature a selection of scripted episodes - in a similar style to those of the BBC One show, which stars Tina O'Brien as runaway rebel Bex Fisher - as well as allowing fans to have an input through social media networks.

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