CBBC seeks identical twins for The Dumping Ground

CBBC is going to hold auditions at MediaCityUK to find identical looking twins – or children who can pass for identical looking twins – for its BAFTA-winning drama, The Dumping Ground.

Inspired by Jacqueline Wilson’s fictional children’s home, the show will return for a third series next year and the production team need twins to appear in the programme.

A nationwide search is now on for young people, aged between 9 and 13, but able to play 10-year-olds.

Those interested should submit audition videos to the CBBC Productions in-house drama team in Salford.

The shortlisted children, who can be both experienced and amateur actors, will be invited to MediaCityUK for an audition.

“This is a great opportunity for any young people interested in a career in acting. We know The Dumping Ground is loved by our audience and it’s really exciting to be able to offer some of our viewers the chance to audition for a part in the next series,” said Lis Steele, executive producer of The Dumping Ground.

“We’re not looking for professional videos or previous acting experience, just bags of enthusiasm and a spark of natural talent. We’re hoping to find some real stars of the future and can’t wait to see who comes forward to audition.”

The series is filmed in the North East of England and is the sequel to The Story Of Tracy Beaker and Tracy Beaker Returns.

Entry details and terms and conditions are on the BBC website. 

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