|Portrayed by||Elaine Symons|
|First Appearance||Series 4 Ep 01|
|Last Appearance||Series 7 Ep 7|
|Cause/Reason||Left for Pastures New|
|Romances|| Tom Clarkson (Deceased)|
|Sons|| Marley Kelly (1992)|
Earl Kelly (1993)
Denzil Kelly (1997) (Deceased)
Prince Kelly (2007)
|Daughters||Sambuca Kelly (1995) (Deceased)|
Rose didn’t know the countryside existed until she was in her early teens. She lived and breathed the mile radius around her council flat and like most of the other girls around her, was pregnant by the age of sixteen
Rose was introduced in series four as an anti-social alcoholic, but with the encouragement and support of Rachel Mason and Tom Clarkson, Rose finally cleaned up her act, getting sober and landing a job in the school kitchens. Rose loved her children dearly and wanted them to do well at Waterloo Road. Despite this, she was unable to parent them effectively; struggling with disciplining her offspring which eventually lead to her children being taken into care for a short time
Rose was devastated when Sam was diagnosed with cancer but knew she needed to be strong for her son and daughter.
Sam passed away; and Denzil died in an accident ( killed by a lorry ) when the school moved to Scotland not long afterwards, which was agonizing for Rose as she had only lost Sambuca a few months earlier and oldest son was away with girlfriend .