A YOUNG actor has made his debut for a popular children’s television channel.

Henry Farmer, seven, was recently filmed for an episode of The Johnny and Inel Show for CBBC.

And proud dad, Paul Farmer, said that his son’s success was going down well with his friends at Haslingden Primary School.

The Rossendale Dance and Drama Centre student has also auditioned for other parts recently and is keeping his fingers crossed that he will soon be seen on the professional stage.

Paul said: “We can’t keep Henry away from the dance centre, he really loves it and spends four days there a week so things are really paying off.

“His friends are all excited to see him on CBBC and they are all really pleased for him. His headteacher has also been very supportive when he has had auditions and things.”

The Johnny and Inel Show is a studio-based programme with audience interaction, sketches, cool tunes and snappy catchphrases.

In his sketch, Henry plays a boy in a park who loses a balloon and is then rescued by two superheroes.

Paul said: “Henry auditioned for the first time with this show and was successful. My wife Julie and I are just as excited as he is. He enjoys what he does and we can’t wait to find out what the future holds.”

As a keen ballet dancer, last year Henry performed on stage with children’s favourite Angelina Ballerina, at The Palace Theatre in Manchester.