Daniel’s a TV star

Bispham High School pupil Daniel Rogers (13) who is appearing in the TV show "In with the Flynns"

Bispham High School pupil Daniel Rogers (13) who is appearing in the TV show "In with the Flynns"

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A BLACKPOOL schoolboy has got his big break into TV with a part in a major new BBC sitcom.

Daniel Rogers, who is 13 and lives on Gloucester Avenue, scooped the role of Steve in the new series of In With The Flynns.

On Wednesday, his proud family gathered round the TV as his image was beamed out into thousands of homes.

But Daniel took his debut very much in his stride. The Bispham High student said: “It was quite strange to see myself on television, but it was fun.

“It was brilliant filming it and getting to meet the other actors.

“I thought I may as well audition when I heard about the part, I got called back three times and I knew I’d be gutted if I didn’t get it.

“When my mum told me they had offered me it, I was shocked but then so excited.

“It has been such a good experience.”

In With The Flynns stars Will Mellor and Niky Wardley as a Mancunian couple in their early 30s who are raising their three children and holding down jobs.

They have a rebellious teenage daughter, Chloe, and two younger sons Steve, played by Daniel, and Mikey. They are also joined by Liam’s dad, Jim played by Warren Clarke and his brother, Tommy played by Craig Parkinson.

Daniel has been acting with the Mowbray Drive based Scream Theatre school for four years and underwent a gruelling audition process to get the part.

Young hopefuls from all over the country tried their luck but after three recalls Daniel was finally given the part.

He spent almost four months filming in London and had lessons from a tutor so he didn’t get behind with his studies.

He added: “I really liked meeting Will Mellor who played my dad because he was so funny.

“It was hard being away from home for so long and I missed my family but the filming was good.

“I started going to Scream classes because I wanted to be a dancer but then really got into acting.

“I am auditioning for new shows now.”

Daniel’s mum Sharon, 51, said: “I was really shocked when Daniel was offered the part.

“He didn’t expect anything to come of it, so was really excited when he got the news.

“I was so proud to see him on TV, it was amazing.

“He has really enjoyed the experience.”