BURY teenager Stefan Podolchuk (13) is pictured with Fast Show star John Thomson at the Fanta Comedy Masterclass in Manchester after winning a place in a national competition.

Elton High School pupil Stefan, who attends the Whitefield Theatre Workshop, entered the Fanta competition to find Britain's funniest teenagers along with 45 other local youngsters.

They will all receive support and advice from comedians and scriptwriters to promote the area's young comic talent.

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