Corrie villain Ryan Clayton is latest soap star to sign up for BBC’s Waterloo Road

Coronation Street villain Ryan Clayton – who played evil rapist Josh Tucker on the ITV soap – has announced he is joining the cast of BBC’s Waterloo Road alongside a number of other Corrie stars

Coronation Street villain Ryan Clayton is set to join BBC’s Waterloo Road.

The actor – who played evil rapist Josh Tucker on the ITV soap – will be returning to screens later this year as part of the BBC show’s reboot, where he has revealed he will be playing a character called Mike.

Mike is set to be a semi-regular character in the new series and he will join the already announced fellow Corrie stars Kym Marsh, Rachel Leskovac, Sonia Ibrahim and Angela Griffin on the set of the BBC One show.

“Day 1,” he wrote on Twitter alongside a camera emoji and a sign which read ‘Waterloo Road’ on it.

Fans will know Ryan Clayton from Corrie

It comes after Kym was confirmed to play Nicky Walters, a school canteen worker and a mother to two pupils at Waterloo Road.

Speaking about her casting, she said: “I’m thrilled to be joining the fabulous cast of Waterloo Road, it’s such a joy to get the opportunity to film in Manchester again and I can’t wait to get going!”

And Rachel – who played the recently killed Natasha Blakeman on the ITV soap – was also thrilled to be joining the programme.

Ryan played Josh Tucker on the ITV soap

“I am beyond excited to be joining the amazing cast, playing Head of English ‘Coral Walker’ – Miss Walker to you!!! In the iconic show that is @waterlooroad, it’s gonna be mega! #backtoschool #waterlooroad,” she wrote at the time.

Other actors joining the show include EastEnders ‘ Jo Coffey, who will play Wendy Whitwell whilst actor Vincent Jerome, who has starred in the likes of Wonder Woman 1984 and Transformers: The Last Knight will star as joint Deputy Head alongside Joe Casey, also a Deputy Head and played by James Baxter from Still Open All Hours.

Angela Griffin, Katie Griffiths and Adam Thomas are all returning to Waterloo Road

Angela Griffin will be reprising her role as much-loved teacher Kim Campbell, who has since been promoted to Headteacher.

Speaking about her role, Angela said: “I’m really honoured to be joining the new series of Waterloo Road. It is exciting to be stepping back into Kim’s shoes and I can’t wait to explore her life, character and how she has evolved since we last met her.

“The writers have some amazing storylines planned and I’m looking forward to welcoming viewers back to Waterloo Road.”