Hertfordshire student, 11, appears in comedy sitcom Birds of a Feather

Bethany Attrup, who goes to Princess Helena College, is currently appearing in Birds of a Feather

Bethany Attrup, who goes to Princess Helena College, is currently appearing in Birds of a Feather - Credit: Archant

A student has appeared in the comeback series of comedy sitcom Birds of a Feather.

Bethany Attrup, who attends Princess Helena College in Preston, landed the role last year.

The series returned to television screens at the start of the month, with the latest episode airing on ITV on Thursday.

The 11-year-old, who is in Year 7, plays the role of 10-year-old Poppy, the daughter of Garthy’s Australian girlfriend, Marcie.

Garthy is the grown-up son of Linda Robson’s character Tracey, and is played by former Busted star and I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! winner Matt Willis.

Bethany said: “I was really excited and shocked that I had been cast for the role.

“It has been a really good experience.” Bethany secured the role after her agent Warren Bacci, who is also director of Hertfordshire-based Top Talent Agency, put her forward for the audition.

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Speaking of the audition, Bethany said: “I went down to London in August last year and I was given a piece to say in an Austrian accent, which was easy because had been practising my accent.”

On the day of filming, Bethany said there was a lot of waiting around while she was called for hair and make-up and wardrobe.

Looking ahead, Bethany said she would like to carry on with drama and performing.

Mum Louise added: “The whole experience was very intense, I am very proud of Bethany but would like for her to achieve her academic potential. She does very well at school and first and foremost that is what I would like for to concentrate on.”

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