NAME: Matt Wilding
OCCUPATION: Music and Drama Teacher
ARRIVED AT WATERLOO ROAD: Series 3, Episode 1
DEPARTED WATERLOO ROAD: Series 4, Episode 20
PORTRAYED BY: Chris Geere
REASON FOR LEAVING: Left Waterloo road for pastures new after guiding the school choir to victory
A talented musician, boyishly good-looking Matt is keen to impress and will work round the clock at things that really interest him, such as the first musical production at Waterloo Road last year, but he'll do anything to avoid the bore chores of teaching.
Matt is gay and was with a boyfriend for three years, but the fact that he was unwilling to live openly as a gay man was a source of constant rows between them and meant the relationship was doomed to failure. Now Matt finds himself newly single and is burying his grief in a partying lifestyle. However, the party has to end when he finds himself foster parent to a troubled young girl and the target of hate for her brother and erstwhile father.GO BACK TO CHARACTERS