Newcomers ... top row l-r, Lula, Imogen, Rhiannon, Connor. Bottom row l-r, Gus, Jade

Actress/rapper Paige Meade is set to star in the new series of BBC’s hit drama Waterloo Road.

Paige, better known by her rap name Paigey Cakey, will be playing the role of 16-year-old run away Jade Fleming who flees from a juvenile detention centre in London with her boyfriend and joins the school in Scotland.

Paige has already starred in horror movie Attack The Block and with a role in Noel Clarke’s The Knot, it looks like she’s planning on taking over our screens.

Waterloo Road is known for its emotional scenes and heartbreaking story lines and we cannot wait to see what kind of trouble Paige will get into!

The show is set to air later on this year.