9:00am Friday 24th February 2012
By Rachel Bishop
Teen heartthrob Tyger Drew-Honey, from award-winning sitcom Outnumbered, visited Twickenham stadium last week to prepare for a charity dance involving 600 other teenagers.
The 16-year-old will lead the 600-strong dance troupe in front of a crowd of 82,000 at the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final 2012 at Twickenham stadium on Saturday, May 26.
The teenagers will be trained by a team of West End choreographers to learn a dance routine through community based learning group, Pro-Excel.
Tyger was joined by Matt Dawson, who has 77 England caps and was strictly runner-up 2007, and ITV presenter Martin Bayfield on Thursday, February 16, to meet choreographers and event organisers from Premiership Rugby.
The search is now on to find 600 young people across the country to take part in the dance – and Tyger will visit a school in Richmond on April 13, to train those chosen for the dance – the lucky school is yet to be confirmed.
Tyger said “I’m a bit nervous about the whole project, it’s going to be very different from the TV sets I’m used to performing in.
“I’m not that great a dancer either, but this is such a great project for kids of my age, to give them a sense of worth and achievement, I’m glad I can help.”
Over the next four months, Tyger will have to fit in his dance training around studying for his GCSEs, his girlfriend and filming – which he said were the three things that dominated his life right now.
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