Waterloo Road’s Donte Charles: what is Adam Thomas doing now?

Don't panic Donte Charles is back

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by Heat |

Just in case you've been living under a rock these past few weeks, Waterloo Road is back and with the show's return comes everyone's favourite bad boy Donte Charles, AKA Adam Thomas.

Yep, Adam Thomas has been confirmed as part of Waterloo Road's return and we cannot wait.

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But what exactly has Adam been up to since Waterloo Road ended in 2015?

Who is Adam Thomas?

Adam is an actor from Manchester. He is most well known for playing Adam Burton on Emmerdale and Donte Charles in Waterloo Road. He also took part in the 16th series of ITV's I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

How old is Adam Thomas?

At the time of writing Adam is 33 years old. His birthday is 11 August 1988.

Who is Adam's Thomas' twin?

Despite Adam Thomas looking almost identical to his older brother Ryan Thomas (of Coronation Street and Celebrity Big Brother fame), Adam's twin brother is actually Scott Thomas off of Love Island.

Who was Adam Thomas in Emmerdale?

Adam joined the cast of Emmerdale in July 2009 and had many poignant storylines.

His character supported Aaron Dingle as he struggled with his sexuality, he went to prison after setting fire to the garage while Cain Dingle was still inside and had to deal with his sister's death as a result of a heroin overdose.

Adam and his character Adam left the show in 2018 after Adam (the character not the real life Adam LOL) fled the country after confessing to murdering Emma Barton in order to protect his mum.

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Adam Thomas in Waterloo Road?

Who could forget Waterloo Road?

The BBC's answer to gritty, teenage drama. Think Beverly Hills 90210 set in a suburban Manchester comprehensive.

It was literally THE BEST, and our fave character by far was bad boy Donte Charles, played by Adam.

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Donte was a budding entrepreneur and dedicated husband to his young wife Chlo Grainger.

The pair showed us the true meaning of love when that fireball tore through the school leaving Chlo trapped and Donte made it his mission to save his wife no matter what, even though they were actually split up at the time because Chlo has cheated on Donte with Brett.

So beautiful.

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Is Waterloo Road returning in 2022?

The full cast is yet to be announced, although it's already been confirmed that Adam, Angela Griffin and Katie Griffiths will be reprising their roles as Waterloo Road icons Donte, Miss Kim Campbell and Chloe Grainger.

Not only that but Chelsee Healey, who played the iconic Janeece Bryant is rumoured to be returning to the show too.

Adam - aka Donte Charles - recently posted a photo on his Instagram about filming for the reboot and revealed that his niece Scarlett Thomas will be starring on the show too.

Plus, he's been documenting his return and keeping fans keen for the show's big comeback saying, "This still doesn’t feel real!!"

Check out: what are the OG cast of Waterloo Road up to now?

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where are the Waterloo Road cast now (stacked)

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Troublemaker Janeece was a firm favourite on the show and a big personality at the school. She was often causing all kinds of mischief with her bbf Maxine Barlow, and pals Chlo Grainger and Dante Charles. She clearly couldn't keep away from Waterloo Road after finishing her education, as she returned as a secretary after falling pregnant. She later left to take some time out in Ibiza after struggling to cope with daughter Cheryl.

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Since leaving Waterloo Road, Chelsee joined the cast of Hollyoaks as Goldie McQueen in 2016. She also competed in Strictly Come Dancing in 2011, and finished as a runner-up. She took a break from telly land in 2017 to give birth to her daughter, Coco.More recently, Chelsee appeared on Celebs Go Dating in 2019, where she sadly didn't end up finding the love of her life (but who does, tbh?).

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English teacher Tom Clarkson was a big hit with the students of Waterloo Road. He went on to become, Head of Pastoral Care, then Head of English and Deputy Head in series 7. Tom was also stepdad to Chlo and Mika Grainger after his romance with fellow teacher Izzi (he had numerous love interests with school staff). His own son Josh joined the school in 2009.

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Jason starred on the show until 2015, enduring the big move from Rochdale to Scotland. His character Tom died in series 8 after falling from the roof of the school trying to help troubled student Kyle Stack. Nowadays he spends his time doing narration for shows like Channel 5's Can't Pay We'll Take It Away and starring in Netflix show, The Innocents.

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Grumpy Grantly Budgen was part of the furniture at Waterloo Road and had a number of emotional as well as downright hilarious storylines. Who could forget that toupée.

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Since Philip's departure following Grantly's death on the show in 2013, the actor's gone on to star in a variety of other TV shows such as Endeavour and Doctors. He's also a regular on the Panto circuit.

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Denise played Waterloo Road's relatively useless but fun-loving french teacher Steph Haydock from series 1 until the end of series 5. Despite her reputation as a bit of a gossip, Steph's big heart and caring nature saw her take in troubled student Maxine Barlow.

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Denise has stared in a number of other TV shows and soaps including Byker Grove, Coronation Street and Holby City, and is a regular on the Christmas Pantomime circuit. She's also a regular panelist on ITV's Loose Women and mum to 1975 frontman Matty Healy.

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Kind-hearted Kim Campbell bore the brunt of the kids' troubles as original Head of Pastoral Care at Waterloo Road.

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Since leaving Waterloo Road for good in 2010 (she took a break at the end of 2007, returning in 2009), Angela has starred in a number of TV dramas including Netflix's White Lines, ITV's Lewis and Midsomer Murders. She's also starred on the stage in One Man, Two Guvnors alongside James Corden.She also hosted her own daytime chat show, Angela and Friends, from 2009 to 2010.

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Neil Morrissey played deputy head Eddie Lawson for series 3 and 4.

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Established actor and comedian Neil recently spoke out about how much he hated working on Waterloo Road. Speaking on Two Shot Podcast he said: "I hated that show, I hated it so much. Even my missus said to me, 'You've got to get out of this show because it's making you into a nasty person'."Yikes.Since finishing on Waterloo Road, Neil's starred as Line of Duty baddie Nigel Morton and is the voice of many cartoon characters, including Farmer Pickles in Bob the Builder.

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Jack Rimmer was Waterloo Roads original, tough-loving headteacher.

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Jason's character resigned as headteacher halfway through series 3. As well as starring in Waterloo Road, Jason has played parts in Casualty and The Bill. From 2010 until 2014 he played business man Declan Macey in Emmerdale. He's also a writer and director and often takes on theatre roles.

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Jill Halfpenny played enthusiastic drama teacher Izzie in series 1 and 2. Her two daughters Chlo and Mika also attended the school.Izzie was involved in a love triangle with fellow teachers Lorna Dickey and Tom Clarkson. She was fatally stabbed by Joe Seddon while trying to protect headmaster Jack.

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Jill won the first series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2004, while she was playing Kate on EastEnders. Since leaving Waterloo Road Jill has taken on a number big TV roles. Most recently, she starred in ITV's epic drama Liar.

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Katie played Chlo from series 1 to 4. Chlo made up one half of our fave TV couple ever, marrying her childhood sweetheart Donte Charles as soon as she turned 16. After a brief affair with her sister Mika's boyfriend Brett, Chlo and Donte reconciled and Chlo fell pregnant with her daughter Izzie (named after her late mother).

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After Chlo and Donte's departure to Manchester in series 4, Katie went on to take roles in Casualty and Father Brown.

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Adam played Waterloo Road's original bad boy Donte Charles. Donte cleaned up his act after spending time in jail for the accidental death of his friend Adam. He also proved to be a supportive husband to Chlo after they found out she was pregnant.

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Adam has gone on to become a big household name, playing Adam Barton in Emmerdale from 2009 to 2018. He also appeared came third on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! in 2016. His twin brother Scott Thomas was a finalist on Love Island in 2016 and their older brother Ryan is also an actor, starring in Coronation Street and Neighbours.He's also now a husband and father of two - it's safe to say Adam's been pretty busy since leaving Rochdale.

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After winning Britains Got Talent in 2008, George went on to join the Waterloo Road cast in 2011 as troubled student Kyle Stack.

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Dancer and actor George Sampson underwent a hair transplant procedure in summer 2017. Since then, he's performed on stage in productions such as Our House. He also joined the cast of Emmerdale in 2016 and has appeared on Celebrity Coach Trip.

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We're not going to lie, we had a pretty big crush on bad boy Bolton Smilie when he joined the cast for series 3. And an even bigger one when he came back as a soldier in series 8.

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Tachia is still acting, appearing in episodes of Casualty, Doctors and Silent Witness. He's also a rapper and a member of Manchester's Levelz crew.

Who is Adam Thomas' girlfriend?

Adam got engaged to his girlfriend of eight years Caroline Daly back in 2016. They got married the following year.

They have two children together, Teddy James Thomas born in 2014 and Elsie-Rose born in May 2018.

What is Adam Thomas' Instagram?

You can feast your eyes on all of Adam's Instagram pics here: @adamthomas21

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What is Adam Thomas' Twitter?

Adam's Twitter handle is @adamthomas21.

Adam Thomas on I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

Adam became a big hit with fans during his stint on I'm A Celeb with his steamy shower scenes.

JUST LOOK!

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Adam then started hosting I'm A Celebrity: Extra Camp in 2019 alongside his former campmate Joel Dommett.

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