TRANENT actress and comedienne Debs Anderson is set to star in an upcoming BBC One gameshow.

The former Ross High School pupil plays a “furious” security guard in new strategy game Chase the Case, hosted by BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker.

Filmed over the summer in Glasgow, the show sees five contestants begin the game with a case containing a secret amount of cash. Players answer questions to win visits to a soundproof vault where they can see inside their opponents’ cases. The twist: they don’t know how much is in their own case.

In a fast-paced endgame, players attempt to steal each other’s cases via tense head-to-head challenges, but only the player who gets over the finish line first will win what is inside their case. There is a potential jackpot of £5,000.

“It’s totally different to other game shows,” Debs told the Courier.

“There’s a good bit of comedy in it, which is why I’m there.

“I don’t speak, it’s all just done with my eyes and facial expressions. I sort of pick on the contestants, without speaking.

“It’s been commissioned for three seasons, and I think they’re trying to build up a bit of a rapport with me and Dan, and the contestants as well.

“We shot for an American version as well – it’s going global!”

The 45-minute show starts on Monday at 2.15pm on BBC One and runs for 20 episodes.

Explaining how the role came about, Debs said: “I basically got a call asking if I could speak to production. It was quite surreal. I didn’t have to audition or anything.”

The stage is nothing new for the former Centre Stage director. She left the theatre group in 2016 to give herself “a wee chance” and still acts in local productions.

She now runs Quirky Pond, a theatre company, with friend Yvonne Rowley. Their next show is The Naked Truth, running on November 2 and 3.

“Quirky Pond is getting bigger and bigger,” she said.

“The Naked Truth will have two days at The Brunton [in Musselburgh].

“It’s about five women who take up pole dancing classes, for a variety of reasons. One of the characters finds out she has cancer, so she wants to have a fundraiser.

“It’s a mix between Calendar Girls and The Full Monty but we all keep our clothes on.”

But Debs still keeps an eye on Centre Stage with everything else going on.

“I’ve offered to help if they need me but I think they’re doing quite well themselves,” she said.

“I’m going to try and get to their panto this year.

“Next year is their 40th year, so it’s a big anniversary for them.”

Tickets for The Naked Truth are on sale now.