Articulate’s Freddy Smith, 16, has landed a lead role in the critically acclaimed CBBC hit show The Dumping Ground. He will be starring as teenage “Bad Boy” Kyle in the 9th season and beyond. Freddy becomes the latest of many Articulate trained Kids and Young Performers to find roles in the immensely popular children’s TV show.
The Dumping Ground, adapted from a book “Tracy Beaker” by Jacqueline Wilson, has been running on CBBC since 2013, and follows the lives of a number of children and young people in care at the Ashdene Ridge Children’s Home as they overcome the obstacles inherent to the process of developing maturity and preparing for adult life, as well as those unique to those doing so without family support. The series has drawn much praise from both fans and critics alike, receiving eight major awards and very positive viewer reviews.
Freddy Smith has starred in several other TV shows and dramas, playing Cain in Suicide Kelly and Matt in Osama Bin Hiding, while also taking a smaller role in “The English Game” (Netflix). Freddy, now 16, has benefitted from years of Articulate Drama classes which have well prepared him to meet such roles. The airdate for Freddy’s first episode has yet to be confirmed but it is anticipated it will be in early 2022 and he looks forward to many more exciting storylines in the show.