A FORMER York College acting student has landed a role in Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks.

Nadine Mulkerrin has been cast in the role of Cleo McQueen, the teenage sister of Porsche and Celine McQueen. As a new recruit for the sixth form at Hollyoaks High, Cleo’s character is billed as a ‘brainbox’ and will be featured in storylines with the show’s teenage group.

Since leaving York College is 2011, Nadine, who went to school in Ilkley, has worked in the television and film industry.

Previously she has played the role of Chloe in the BBC One sitcom In with the Flynns and has had parts in Waterloo Road, Doctors and Still Open All Hours, working alongside actor David Jason.

She said: “York College was good for me. Much of what I was taught on the performing arts course is relevant to working in the industry.

“The college facilitated auditions for ALRA and the Guildford School of Acting – and I got a place at ALRA, however in the end I chose not to go down the Drama School route.

“Even so, the work I did on my audition pieces gave me the confidence and skills to go along to auditions for television work.

“I had a two hour journey to college and for the last five years I have worked as a waitress to cover my expenses. Getting this role in Hollyoaks means I can give up my waitressing job and I have started a new life in Liverpool, where Hollyoaks is filmed.”