Emmerdale’s Adam Thomas set to return to Waterloo Road as Donte in reboot

It has been reported that Adam Thomas, who found fame on Waterloo Road as Donte Charles, will be coming back to the drama.

Adam left Waterloo Road after his character finished his final school year in 2009, and ultimately ended up bagging a role on Emmerdale.

The star left in 2018 and despite confessing the decision was "tough", after eight years he decided he wanted to look for new roles.

Now, three years after he left Emmerdale, it has been reported that Adam is going back to where it all started and reprising his role as Donte on the BBC One serial drama.

A source told The Sun that the news of Adam's return has left him "over the moon" as he returns "where it all started".

They said that he was really excited when it was announced the show was coming back in the first place.

The source said: "Of course Adam was thrilled to be asked to return and didn't hesitate in saying yes. It's something he's made no secret of and made it clear to bosses he was eager to do. He's overjoyed it's finally happening."

Taking to Twitter many fans of the show shared their joy at the news, with one user writing: "Now this is what I'm talking about! Will there be any more familiar faces…"

Another said: "Donte is coming back to Waterloo Road as a teacher! [smiling emoji]."

A third wrote: "If it's true that Adam Thomas is joining the new Waterloo Road as a teacher I'm going to be buzzing."

In September it was confirmed that Waterloo Road would be returning to BBC after a six-year break.

Piers Wenger, Director of BBC Drama, said at the time: “Waterloo Road is the perfect lens through which to explore post-Covid Britain, from the perspective of those who have arguably been affected most: young people in education.

"We are thrilled to be returning to this brilliant format – its thrills and spills, unmissable characters and high drama – at a time when audiences across Britain need it most – and to be collaborating with the brilliant Cameron Roach and Wall To Wall on its return.”

Cameron Roach, Executive Producer, said: "I’m really thrilled to be working with the BBC and Wall To Wall, in re-igniting the iconic brand of Waterloo Road."

Cameron added: "Waterloo Road will continue its reputation for kickstarting, supporting and enabling careers both in front of and behind the camera, in a truly inclusive way, from our base in Greater Manchester."

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