Talented tiny tot is a model star in Channel 4 series

Little Sophie Reading from Banbury who features in a Channel 4 series about talented tiny tots
Little Sophie Reading from Banbury who features in a Channel 4 series about talented tiny tots

A captivating five-year-old from Banbury features in four episodes of Channel 4 programme The Tiny Tots Talent Agency.

Adorable Sophie Reading was one of 200 children who auditioned for the show.

Proud mum Kerry said: “All the telly crew fell in love with her as they watched her doing her first modelling shoot for shoe designer Sophia Webster.”

Sophie is on the books of the Bizzykids Talent Agency, the main subject of the series which goes behind the scenes to meet the kids with stars in their eyes and their supportive – and perhaps equally ambitious – parents.

The mini star is already modelling the summer school clothing range for supermarket giant Tesco and seems unperturbed by being on camera for the small screen.

She’s also one of Stagecoach Theatre Arts Banbury’s Early Stages students.

Principal Melissa Allen said: “Sophie’s been with us for two years in September and showed such promise from the beginning – this could be her first big break.

She added: “The key to fnding out whether your child is comfortable with performing is to start at an early age. We take students from the age of four and when we do a show, everyone takes part.”

Stagecoach is running a special holiday club production of Fame Junior in the summer from July 25 - 29. It’s also holding additional dance classes every Tuesday at its ‘home,’ Blessed George Napier (BGN) School, from 4pm to 7.30pm.

The company is one of a network of more than 300 franchised performing arts schools whose goal is to inspire and enrich young people and introduce them to new opportunities in a happy, safe and secure environment.

It was one of the first organisations to set up a Protection Protocol for its schools.

> Anyone interested in taking part in the holiday club production can find further details at www.stagecoach.co.uk/banbury