12-year-old lands West End acting role after TV appearance
Now here’s a story that proves dreams really can come true. A young lad’s beaten the bullies after appearing on This Morning to talk about what he suffered at the hands of his tormentors…and was offered a West End role by the end of the show!
The 12-year-old talented dancer inspired viewers by explaining how he was determined to pursue his performing ambitions, despite being so badly bullied he had to move school and even move house. He went on to win the chance to dance for Justin Bieber (lucky lad!). But when asked what was his ultimate dream was, the youngster who’s raised thousands for anti-bullying charities, said: “To be in the West End musical.”
Junior is quoted by The Metro as telling presenters Holly Willoughby and Phil Scofield as part of the show’s anti-bullying campaign Be Kind: “I had to move schools and move house…They also lived on my street so the bullying happened on my street.” He also said: “They made fun of my hair, called me spider, and called me gay because I dance. It made me feel really sad and isolated from a lot of people.”
Lo and behold, some breaking news was revealed during Rylan’s showbiz segment. The British Theatre Academy had been so inspired by Junior’s story, and his incredible dancing talent, they wanted to offer him a spot in a show. Rylan revealed: “The British Theatre Academy has just got in touch with us. They’re doing a West End version of Pinocchio and they loved Junior so much they want to offer him a guest role in his first ever West End musical.”
We’re so pleased for you, Junior. Hopefully this will be the start of an amazing West End career!