It’s hard to keep up with the comings-and-goings on Waterloo Road recently. With the imminent departure of Amanda Burton and various others, we had the news that Jaye Jacobs (formerly The Radiant Donna in Holby City) would be joining the cast (hurrah!) to play science teacher Sian Diamond.
Her character was supposed to be married to a new PE teacher, Jez Diamond, played by former EastEnders star Paul Nicholls. However, today The Mirror is running a story saying that Nicholls has been sacked for “erratic behaviour.” He’s had drink and drugs problems in the past. The official line from the programme’s producer, Shed, is that his departure is because of the recent death of his grandfather.
He’ll be replaced by Alex Walkinshaw, previously seen in The Bill, and the scenes that Nicholls has already shot will be redone.