School’s out! Chelsee Healey to leave Waterloo Road

Strictly runner-up is leaving the drama after six years to pursue other projects

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Chelsee Healey is leaving Waterloo Road and promises to make an “unmissable” exit from the series.

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The Strictly Come Dancing runner-up has appeared in the school-based drama for six years and in that time her character, Janeece, has gone from being a pupil to working at Waterloo Road as a secretary.

But Healey is now filming her last few scenes and will make her exit within the next month in order to pursue other projects.

She said: “Waterloo Road and playing Janeece has been a part of my life for six years and I’ll be sad to leave the show.

“Working with the cast and crew has been the best time of my life.

“I’ll miss it so much. I can promise fans my exit will be unmissable – but my lips are sealed.”

Waterloo Road’s executive producer Cameron Roach said: “It’s been an incredible experience watching Janeece grow from being a pupil to the school secretary.

“We’re currently shooting an emotional and engaging departure storyline, which we’re extremely excited about.”

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The new series of Waterloo Road will be broadcast later this year on BBC1, and a BBC spokesperson confirmed that Healey will appear in a substantial number of episodes.