A BUDDING performer has landed her biggest role yet as a singer on a hit TV show.
Lucy Walker, 17, who attends dancing and singing lessons in Hartlepool, last night made her debut on the popular Channel 4 programme Shameless.
The teenager, a student at the Northern School of Music, in Church Square, and town-based Nadine’s Academy of Dance, played a character called Heaven, part of a three-piece girl band called Deja Vu Andre.
The fictional girl band, who are friends with the character Letitia Powell, perform on the show and it gave Lucy the chance to show off her singing talent.
Earlier this year, Lucy spent a couple of weeks in Manchester filming her scenes for the show, which is based on a run-down council estate.
Lucy, who successfully auditioned for the part, said: “I was really pleased to get the opportunity.
“I don’t yet know exactly what I want to do in the future, but I really enjoyed the whole television experience and I want to do more of that.”
Lucy is a performing arts student at Stockton Riverside College and is hoping to go on to a theatre school in London.
She has also appeared as an extra on the BBC show Waterloo Road.
Lucy has a classically trained voice, but has recently extended her repertoire to include rock and pop and has recently achieved the highest mark in rock, a grade eight.
Alyson Robinson, principal at the Northern School of Music, said: “Lucy has worked very hard and is a very dedicated student.
“Her vocals must have impressed in the auditions and we are really pleased.”
Lucy studies dance and music in Hartlepool and lives in Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough.