BIKINI babe Roxanne Pallett has been preparing for her new role in school drama Waterloo Road by enjoying a break in the Spanish sunshine.

The 28-year-old actress cooled off by the pool in an eye-catching red and white polkadot bikini during the break in Lanzarote.

Best known for her role as Jo Sugden in Emmerdale, Pallett will play a 17-year-old student in the hit BBC1 show.