Resort girl Jess is a little spaced out...

Bright spark: Blackpool actress Jess Bell, above and inset right, in action in the CBBC drama The Sparticle Mystery
Bright spark: Blackpool actress Jess Bell, above and inset right, in action in the CBBC drama The Sparticle Mystery
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Blackpool actress Jess Bell could be forgiven for feeling a little spaced out at the moment.

For the former Arnold School pupil is somewhat lost in space for her latest role – in the CBBC sci-fi series, Sparticle Mystery.

The show follows a group of 10 children in modern day Britain, after an experiment, named the Sparticle Project, goes terribly wrong.

It sends all people over the age of 15 into a parallel dimension at exactly 11.11am.

The children travel together into this unknown territory in a desperate bid to bring the adults back and realign the two dimensions.

Jess plays Dora, a scientist working on the Sparticle Project.

She filmed for the series for three months in Belfast.

Jess – who has also starred in TV shows such as Dalziel and Pascoe, The Street and Fresh Meat – said: “It was a fantastic experience working alongside some amazing cast, such as Annette Badland.”

It’s been a busy 12 months for Jess, who last year voiced Princess Amalia in the animated Netflix series Wakfu and the voice of Crystal in Dinosaur Train, for Nickelodeon

As well as being seen on-screen, Jess works behind the scenes at Scream Management Agency, based in Salford, where she manages the diaries of young up-and-coming stars.

Jess trained at Scream Theatre School in Blackpool.

She said: “I’ve always loved acting.

“I got the bug from a very early age and luckily now, I can guide budding stars to fulfil their ambitions.”

Her first TV appearance was in the BBC film, The Cater Street Hangman, alongside Keeley Hawes. After leaving Arnold, she went straight into landing roles in St Trinians 2, Dalziel and Pascoe and The Royal.

She will be at the Scream Theatre School’s upcoming open day on Saturday from 10am to 1pm and 1.30pm to 4.30pm. Call (01253) 309060.