Life’s Robyn Cara joins the cast as Kayla, described as a “funny, mixed-race pupil torn between her white mum’s family and her traditional Pakistani dad’s family.”
Hilda’s Yasmin Al Khudhairi will play Kayla’s best friend Fizza.
The Gentleman’s Ryan Dean joins the cast as Johnny, who is close to Kayla and Fizza and a member of the travelling community,
Coronation Streets Connor McIntyre joins the cast as Pat Phelan, Johnny’s grandad.
They will join the show’s original cast members Sunetra Sarker, Rob James Collier, Jo Joyner, Charlie Hardwick, Tony Jayawardena, Fern Deacon, Phoebe Tuffs-Berry, Cody Ryan, Nazmeen Kauser and Zara Salim.
Ackley Bridge is streaming on Netflix and All4 now