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Janeece Bryant
Portrayed by Chelsee Healey
First Appearance (First stint) Series 1 Episode 2
Last Appearance (First stint) Series 4 Episode 20
First Appearance (Second stint) Series 6 Episode 1
Last Appearance (Second stint) Series 8 Episode 6 (We Need to Talk About Cheryl)
Cause/Reason Finished school (Student)
Left to live in Ibiza with her mother and Cheryl. (Secretary)
Occupation Secretary
Relationships
Mother Mrs Bryant
Romances "Wilson Bingham" (Martin Howard)
Bolton Smilie
Daniel Chalk
Craig O'Leary
Jez Diamond
Daughters Cheryl Bryant

Janeece Bryant first appeared on Waterloo Road as a cheeky pupil with a big heart. During her time as student at Waterloo Road she was forever getting herself into trouble, usually accompanied by her best friend Maxine Barlow and good friends Chlo Grainger and Donte Charles. During her final year of high school she also had a brief relationship with fellow pupil Bolton Smilie. Janeece returned to Waterloo Road a year later, pregnant and hoping to become the new school secretary. She later gave birth to her daughter Cheryl Bryant, whom she sometimes had difficulty caring for. She was, however, always supported by her best friend Daniel Chalk and good friends Ruby Fry and Maggie Croft. Janeece left Waterloo Road for Ibiza when she realised she had to re-evaluate her life after her carelessness caused young Cheryl to be injured.

Series 1

Janeece is first introduced as a mouthy pupil who is eager for revenge on Donte Charles for the death of Adam Deardon. Together with Adam's sister, Yasmin, and another pupil Hadleigh Flynn, they terrorise Donte, trying to force him to admit responsibility for Adam's death. They lock Donte in a storage room and Hadleigh holds him at knife point. It is only when Kim Campbell intervenes that they stop bullying Donte.

When Andrew Treneman introduces a house system to Waterloo Road, Janeece is proud to be elected head of the Canary house and is determined to do whatever it takes to win as many house points as possible. When rival captain, Lewis Seddon, and his house, the Kingfishers, begin to top the league tables by cheating with their coursework, Janeece is quick to implement the same system into the Canary house. When they are both discovered by Kim Campbell, their titles as house captains are taken away, much to Janeece's disappointment.

Janeece in Series 1

When a visit from the Local Education Authority occurs, headmaster Jack Rimmer organises for the school's most disruptive pupils to go on a school trip to the museum. Janeece complains at first about having to go but when she is there she really enjoys herself. She finds herself particularly interested in the dinosaurs and attempts to take a replica dinosaur tooth as a souvenir. However, she is caught and forced to give it back and apologise, much to her dismay. She later explains to Andrew Treneman that she only took the tooth because she had never been to a place like this before and she was so fascinated by the dinosaurs. Andrew Treneman then buys her a book about dinosaurs and encourages her to learn more about them. This leads Janeece to become very passionate about dinosaurs.

Series 2

In Series 2, she seems to be around Maxine Barlow and others. 

Janeece and Maxine Barlow

Janeece adopted a more positive attitude to her studies after her failing her exams and continued to grow close to Andrew Treneman. On one occasion, he confiscated her mobile phone from her, much to her annoyance. Janeece stole her phone back from Andrew but when her friend Donte purposely called her whilst she was stood next to Andrew as a joke, he took it back. Janeece, realising that she needed to test herself allowed him to keep the phone when he offered to return it, showing how she had grown since her first appearance. However, she still got into mischief with her new partner in crime Maxine Barlow and the two girls got into serious trouble for burning books that promoted evolution rather than the creationist ideals that they briefly adopted.  

Series 3

There was an incident in Episode 3 where Janeece and Maxine scammed money off local residents to pay for the Girls Football Kit. They sold them tickets for a fake school raffle, which they didn’t expect the locals to actually check up on. In the middle of the football match, a group of people who bought tickets turn up at the school for the raffle. Janeece and Maxine try to run away but are caught by Eddie Lawson. They are both given lunchtime detentions for a month.

In Episode 13, Janeece has work experience at a local museum but it isn't all she thinks it will be. She then finds herself working at a care home instead, and after bonding with one of the old ladies, discovers a possible new job interest she hadn't thought about before. Her boss was seen as abrasive and quite mean towards her, but that didn’t stop Janeece from having fun. She was dancing with the old lady when the lady collapsed and injured her head. The boss of the care home seemed impressed by Janeece.

In Episode 16, she has a small relationship with a fake supply teacher, Wilson Bingham, who was taking over for the suspended Jasmine Koreshi. Wilson took her to a hotel room in Manchester and had sex with her and later drove off with her clothes. He fled to his caravan where he was found by Tom Clarkson and arrested.

Janeece in Series 3 with Wilson Bingham.

Series 4

Janeece was with Maxine Barlow (her best friend) for the first 8 episodes of Series 4, trying to talk some sense in to her about her relationship with Earl Kelly. She was also there when Earl started to threaten Maxine with a gun. She ran outside and rung the police. She tried to wrestle the gun from Earl, but ended up being thrown on the sofa and watched helplessly as Earl shot Maxine in the stomach. She then stays with Maxine, begging her to stay awake until the police come. Unfortunately, she dies before they do. She spoke with a counsellor, named Charlotte Monk, in an attempt to get over Maxine’s death. Janeece briefly dated Bolton Smilie but broke up after she got breast implants, in an attempt to become a model after meeting Sarah-Leanne, a famous model who she met on careers day.

Janeece with Chlo and Maxine in Series 4

She later got spiked by Philip Ryan when he poured laxatives in the brownies.

Series 6

Janeece with Cheryl and Billie Taylor in series 6

Janeece returned to Waterloo Road and became the school secretary in Series 6. She was pregnant at the time, but didn’t feel ready to be a mother, and agreed to hand over her baby to Waterloo Road’s food technology teacher, Ruby Fry, and her husband, John Fry, who were unable to conceive their own child. However, when little Cheryl (named after Cheryl Cole) was born, Janeece realised she could never give up her daughter and ended up keeping her. Janeece has a hell of a gob on her but underneath all the bravado she nurses a heart of gold. She helped Billie Taylor in Episode 12, who struggled when her mum tried to adopt Billie's baby, Brooke.

Waterloo Road Reunited

She was shown at Michaela's Reunion party, trying to stop Micheala from revealing that Bolton was the father of her baby. Later on, She is seen annoyed at how Paul Langley was not recieving money from him. She is later seen, telling Michaela how she is disgusted by how Michaela made up a lie that Bolton wasn't the daddy. She then was seen when Paul took Aleesha Dillon.

Series 7

Series 7 saw Janeece growing close to maths teacher Daniel Chalk, when she acted as his protector from the boisterous pupils of Waterloo Road and trained him up in survival techniques.

Janeece with Daniel Chalk in Series 7

Janeece meets boyfriend Craig O’Leary in Episode 24. She is immediately attracted to him and spends the whole day flirting. At the end of the day, Craig leaves Janeece a written note with his phone number on it. On the day on the school fun run, Janeece was proposed to by Craig in front of the whole school and she said yes. On the day of the wedding, Craig never showed up at the altar because he was too busy stealing all her belongings. Daniel Chalk caught him stealing her belongings from her house and putting them into his van but was unable to stop him, leaving a crying Janeece at the altar.

Series 8

Janeece departed Waterloo Road after an extremely brief fling with Daniel Chalk, quitting her job and for pastures new with her mother in Ibiza with her young daughter Cheryl.

Janeece in Series 8

Waterloo Road: Student Legends

Janeece's best moments were in this DVD

Trivia

  • Her full name is Janeece Kylie Marie Bryant.
  • Janeece is one of the original members of the girls football team.
  • Her football number is 3
  • Janeece got a boob job in series 4.
  • Janeece is very passionate about dinosaurs.
  • When Janeece lived in Rochdale her address was 97 Whitwith Road.
  • Janeece is a big fan of the song "Hips Don't Lie" by Shakira. She sang it in her musical audition in series three and it was planned as the song for her first dance at her would have been wedding in series seven.
  • She is the third longest serving character on the show appearing in all series (apart from series 5) until series 8 after Tom and Grantly.
  • She is the longest serving female character on the show.
  • She is one of the main antagonists of Series 1.
  • She was enemies with Donte Charles at first, but they later became friends.

Quotes

"Yas, I missed ya." (first line)


  • Andrew: "Have you heard of Mark Twain?"
  • Janeece: "Is he at this school?"

"Dead sorry sir, honest."


  • Janeece: "You can cut that right out you little pervs."
  • Tariq: "Well, what do ya expect, wearing something like that!"
  • Janeece: "Do you want me to type your exclusion letter up now, or later when it’s official?"

"Don’t you just hate it when that happens? At least it weren’t short and curly!" (after finding a hair in her soup)


"I will be just like Strictly meets Ready Steady Cook."


"Aww, minging!"


"Between me and you, I'm gonna call ya Cheryl, got that?"


"I'm always right, me."


  • Drew: "Do you know how to spell Willis?"
  • Janeece: "Yeah: P-L-O-N-K-E-R."

"Ohh, you cheeky git!


"Don't give me that Denzil Kelly, you've obviously done SUMMAT!"


"Oi, you - zip it!"


  • Finn: "I was lying through my teeth! Have you got any other predictions?"
  • Janeece: "Yeah. Bog off."

"Ohh that's well mint"


"Big boob Janeece!"


"Are you blind? There is no Waterloo Road now!" (final line as a pupil)

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