Actress Claire Goose has signed up to star in The Bill.
Claire, best known for her role as Tina Seabrook in Casualty, will don a uniform to play Sergeant Rachel Watson in the hit ITV1 cop drama.
Rachel, a born leader respected by her colleagues and bosses alike, is one of four new characters joining the uniform team at Sun Hill.
There will also be three new Pcs: Leon Taylor (played by Dominic Power) Millie Brown (Clare Foster) and Arun Ghir (Abhin Galeya).
Tim Key, series producer, said: “These are exciting times for The Bill and our new arrivals will add a dynamic and intriguing energy to our already fantastic cast.
“Our new characters are united in their desire for justice and results – but their personalities couldn’t be more different.”
The Bill, shown every Wednesday and Thursday on ITV1, won the RTS Award for Best Continuing Drama in 2007.