Jake's busy with film and TV roles

SCARBOROUGH'S rising TV star Jake Pratt is busier than ever – but made time to catch up on the latest news on a recent visit to his home town.

Jake, 12, took time out from his studies at the Sylvia Young Theatre School in London to spend a weekend in Scarborough with his family and friends.

The Britain’s Got Talent star has recently finished recording a feature film called The Nativity alongside household names such as Pam Ferris, Ricky Tomlinson and Alan Carr.

Jake plays a pupil at one of two rival schools which battle it out to put on the best nativity play. The film is due to be released at Christmas time next year.

He said: “It was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. All the big actors on the film were very friendly and down-to-earth.

“It was really good fun and I can’t wait until it comes out.”

Jake has also been appearing in a CBeebies show called The Green Balloon Club. He plays one of four children who explore nature and environmental issues.

“We’ve just filmed the halfway programme in the series and we’ve recorded a Christmas song.

“We all present the show together – it’s all about kids getting out and about and having fun with nature.”

Other recent roles for Jake include a voiceover for Wibbly Pig, a new cartoon based on the books by Mick Inkpen, which is due to hit our screens soon.

The youngster has also been working for Sky channel Playhouse Disney where he has done a voiceover in a cartoon called Claude. He plays a grizzly bear called Boris.

And for Cartoon Network, Jake does the voiceover for a fish called Darwin in a programme called Gumball.

He has also been appearing in cabaret shows in London organised by his theatre school.

Jake said: “I’m absolutely loving it – it’s fulfilling a dream.”

l The Green Balloon Club is broadcast on CBeebies every Friday at 4pm, and is repeated on Sundays at 9am and 3pm.