Rebecca Craven: 'There were tears when we finished filming Waterloo Road' (VIDEO)

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Waterloo Road’s Rebecca Craven reveals exclusively to What’s on TV that the last ever episode of the long-running series won’t disappoint fans.

Rebecca has played schoolgirl Rhiannon Salt since she joined Waterloo Road in 2012, and reveals: “We go out with a bang… there were tears when we finished filming! We’re so proud of the final series, especially where we end it.”

Rhiannon’s big storylines, including the shocking bullying of vulnerable Scout (Katie McGlynn, now Coronation Street’s Sinead Tinker) and self-harm revelations, made Rebecca one of Waterloo Road’s most popular characters.

Over the course of the last three years Rebecca, 23, has worked with both the most experienced cast members, and the more inexperienced newcomers.

Rebecca dished the dirt on her younger co-workers: “Because I’m a bit older I was their mother for the last year… I taught them how to use the washing machine!”

Watch Rebecca Craven’s full interview, above.

Patrick McLennan

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.