The delightful Carl Au made his debut in Waterloo Road last night as the character Barry Barry (so good they named him twice). His arrival along with the rest of the Barry family caused quite a stir. He caused so many problems on his first day at school, I’m surprised he wasn’t expelled already. The part that Carl plays is quite different from his previous roles in hit West End show ‘Jersey Boys’ playing Joe Pesci and Understudy Frankie Valli. Having met Carl on many occasions I can honestly say that he’s nothing like his character, in fact he’s one of the nicest people you could meet.
Last night Carl received many tweets of encouragement and support from Waterloo Road viewers and was taken by surprise when Barry Barry became a trending topic on twitter. We haven’t seen the last of him yet and I look forward to seeing more of him and his ballsy attitude.