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Spot on children’s TV show for Erin, aged 10
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
AN Ottery St Mary girl has landed a major role in a BBC children’s television series.
Ottery St Mary Primary School pupil, Erin Clarke is to take on the role of a mischievous clown in a series named Dick and Dom Hoopla, led by the famous children’s duo for CBBC.
Always interested in acting, 10-year-old Erin has been part of local acting group - Stagecoach Theatre Arts School in Honiton - since she was five years old and has always enjoyed singing, dancing and acting.
Supported by her parents, younger brother Freddie and younger sister Lyla, Erin has been working hard for a number of years to achieve her dream of becoming an actress.
When she found out there was a chance of getting into the show through the Stagecoach agency Erin set out to make her audition stand out from the rest and was excited to move up through the audition process.
Erin said: “It felt like a waiting game and I had to wait ages and ages to find out but when I got the part as one of Dick and Dom’s gang of clowns I felt amazing.
“My friends and I really like Dick and Dom on the TV so it is so exciting to actually be part of their show.”
Erin began her role on Saturday at the Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre, Devon, where she quickly took to being a naughty clown, throwing custard pies and performing tricks under instruction from the famous TV double act.
When asked what she was most looking forward to most during her new role, Erin said: “I am only 10, so to have this opportunity is really great. I am looking forward to the overall experience.
“I love to sing, dance and act and my dream would be to act in a production like Wicked in the West End or even Broadway. I am very proud that I can be a part of the TV series and work alongside the other seven clowns in the show.
“I have always loved acting and my family and friends at school have been giving me lots of support, especially my friend Hannah who is very pleased and wants me to get Dick and Dom’s autographs.
“I have never been shy but used to get a bit scared. Now I am full of confidence and ready to take on my new role.”
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