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Hollyoaks actress Ali Bastian set to judge Fiorentini's Got Talent competition

PUBLISHED: 11:03 18 November 2017 | UPDATED: 14:22 20 November 2017

The Anna Fiorentini performance troupe, who perform in hospitals, care homes and homes for the elderly and will be on stage tonight

The Anna Fiorentini performance troupe, who perform in hospitals, care homes and homes for the elderly and will be on stage tonight

Anna Fiorentini

Hollyoaks actress Ali Bastian is one of the judges at the Fiorentini's Got Talent competition tonight.

Pupils from the theatre and film school, set up by Anna Fiorentini 16 years ago, will battle it out in front of a panel of industry professionals at Clapton Girls’ Academy in Lower Clapton.

Previous winners include former student Jermain Jackman who went on to win the BBC talent show The Voice two years later in 2014.

Anna said: “This is more than just a talent show. Year upon year the competition attracts the very best of the school’s emerging young talent, highlighting the driving force of young people within the arts.”

The panel of seven judges includes Bastian who played Becca in Channel 4’s Hollyoaks, PC Sally Armstrong in The Bill, and who reached the semi-final of Strictly Come Dancing in 2009.

She will be accompanied by producer Alice de Sousa who wrote A Street Cat Named Bob and Fiorentini alumni Tahj Miles, who starred in Oliver, Matilda and Bugsy Malone on the West End and Jayden Jean-Paul-Denis, who is currently starring in Hank Zipzer.

The show at the school in Laura Place starts at 7pm.

Tickets cost £10 and are available on the door.

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