Alumni in the media

Published on 26th Jan 2021 in Alumni | School News

Former St Aidan’s student Callum Bruce, now a second year student of Musical Theatre at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London, was interviewed live on ‘Front Row’ on Radio 4 earlier in the month, having previously appeared on the show back in October. To listen to his most recent interview, click here. Callum’s section begins around 21 minutes in.

Some of you may remember our former Head Girl, Maisie Adam, who is now a successful stand-up comedian, writer and actress. This month she has appeared on the BBC’s ‘Would I Lie to You?’, Channel 4’s ‘The Last Leg’ and provided the voiceover for ITV2’s ‘The Cabins’. She is currently also appearing in ‘Mock the Week’. Maisie has previously been a panelist on ‘QI’ and ‘Have I Got News For You’ among other accolades, having first appeared on our screens in 2018 on ITV’s The Stand-up Sketch Show’.

Another former St Aidan’s student is also carving out a successful TV career. Verity Hardcastle is currently one of the judges on Pooch Perfect on BBC1 on Thursday evenings hosted by Sheridan Smith. Verity is a multi-award winning dog groomer and has won top awards across the UK and America. She continues to operate her business ‘Verity Hardcastle Grooming and Training’ in Harrogate and also competes at shows with her three miniature poodles Lily, Olive and Alice.

Lastly but by no means least, Greg Beardsell, professional choral conductor gave a mention to St. Aidan’s on his BBC Radio 3 show earlier this month, also later tweeting to his 10.7k followers “Glad to do a little shout out on @BBCRadio3 to my old school there @StAidansCEHS @StAidansMusic @StAidans_Alumni. The music department, led by Cathy Roberts, really was the making of me. Thank you”. You can listen to his show and his kind mention here. (1:25:00)

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