Outwardly, Michelle appears shallow, vain and conceited, but she works hard, has a strong interest in French and Spanish, and is very emotionally mature.She is friends with Cassie Ainsworth (Hannah Murray), an eccentric girl who suffers from an eating disorder.Cassie attempts to hide her own struggles with mental health while her flamboyant parents ignore her in favour of their new baby.Chris Miles (Joe Dempsie) is the party animal of the group.The two didn't directly interact much when Piper, Patricia's musically gifted twin sister, came to their boarding school. Patricia was annoyed and very jealous because Eddie was spending a lot of time with Mara.
Tony's girlfriend is Michelle Richardson (April Pearson), a girl who can never stay angry at his mischievous behaviour for long.
Plans for a film spin-off were first discussed in 2009, but ultimately did not come to fruition.
Instead, a specially-commissioned seventh and final series of the show was broadcast in 2013, featuring some of the cast from its 2007–2010 run.
Other ventures to expand the brand have included a short-lived North American remake, which aired on MTV in 2011 but was cancelled after one season after advertisers abandoned the series in response to low ratings and the significant controversy which arose over its depiction of teen sexuality.
Tony Stonem (Nicholas Hoult) is an attractive, intelligent and popular boy.