Noel Clarke will play Rose's boyfriend in the new series.
We can now confirm recent press reports that Noel Clark will star opposite Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper. He will play Mickey, Rose's boyfriend.
Noel's most famous role to date is playing Wyman in the last two series of the BBC One comedy drama Auf Wiedersehen, Pet.
Other television work includes Metrosexuality and Judge John Deed.
Noel won the 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Most Promising Newcomer of 2002 for his performance in Where Do We Live at the Royal Court Theatre.