EAGLE-eyed viewers may have seen a local landmark building play a starring role as they tuned in this week to watch the return of the acclaimed drama Cold Feet this week.

Bolton School was featured in the new series, doubling up as a boarding school for Matthew, played by Cel Spellman, the son of Adam, played by James Nesbitt.

James can be seen walking in the quad and down the corridors.

Old girl Deanne Cunningham co-produced the series and drew on her own experiences.

Headmistress of Bolton School, Sue Hincks said: One of our Old Girls, Deanne Cunningham, co-produced Cold Feet and she and I had an interesting conversation about some likely scenarios in school if somebody in the script were to get in to trouble, so that the story line was as authentic as possible.’

The eight part BAFTA w inning comedy drama went into production in January of this year, with the school keeping tight lipped about the cast filming in and around the school.

But excited pupils were able to grab selfies with the star actor Nesbitt and candid pictures of the actors filming were also captured on camera.

Headmaster of Bolton School boys’ division Philip Britton said: “Everyone in Bolton knows the school as a landmark, with the sandstone frontage on Chorley New Road, and I think they enjoy seeing something from the town on national TV.

“Our former pupils certainly do, as is evident from chat on social media whenever a programme appears.”

The school also features in Our Girl which also aired this week.

The two dramas are the latest in a series to use the school as a setting.

Also filmed at the school was BBC’s popular Last Tango in Halifax, the film Mark of Cain and Hetty Wainthropp Investigates.

Cold Feet can be watched again on ITV hub online.