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Radio 1 presenter Ceallach Spellman joins cast of Cold Feet reboot

Published 08/02/2016

Ceallach Spellman will play Adam and Rachel's son
Ceallach Spellman will play Adam and Rachel's son

Actor and Radio 1 presenter Ceallach Spellman has joined the cast of the Cold Feet reboot.

Spellman will play Matthew, the son of Adam (James Nesbitt) and Rachel (Helen Baxendale), who was last seen as a baby when the ITV series ended in 2003.

In November it was revealed that Cold Feet is set to return for a sixth series.

Spellman said: "I am so excited and somewhat humbled to be given such a wonderful opportunity to be part of this fantastic story which was so popular and successful 14 years ago."

The 20-year-old will star alongside original stars Nesbitt, Robert Bathurst, Hermione Norris, John Thomson, and Fay Ripley.

Spellman has previously appeared in BBC One's Waterloo Road and Channel 4's drama Cucumber.

He started presenting CBBC's Friday Download show in 2011 and was given his own Radio 1 programme, The Number 1 Show, last year.

At the end of the fifth series, Matthew's mother Rachel died in a car crash.

Adam left Manchester - where the series is set - with his infant son.

Spellman continued: "I cannot wait to work with the director, Terry McDonough, all the cast and crew and I am particularly looking forward to working alongside my on-screen dad James Nesbitt - even if he is a Man United fan.

"I hope I can help make this series every bit as special, entertaining and memorable as the first five series were all those years ago."

The part of Matthew was originally played by Jacob Hughes, now a teenager living in Lancashire.

The new series is currently shooting in Manchester. It will be broadcast later this year on ITV.

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