Live TBV debut for young actor

A Stagecoach student from Hemel Hempstead made his live TV debut on Friday, appearing as a guest presenter on CBBC ‘s hugely popular Official Chart Show.

Louie Cordara, aged 13, was given the opportunity to interview MOBO Award nominated artist, Andreya Triana, live on CBBC alongside Radio One DJ, Greg James.

Louie “It was an amazing experience.

“We recorded in the Live Lounge and I couldn’t help but think about all the incredible singers who’ve performed there. It was a strange feeling, but I was more excited than nervous.”

But Louie still keeps a sense of perspective.

Asked for his highlight of the day, Louie replied: “The best part was getting to leave school early.”

Louie’s principal at Stagecoach Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead, David Hunter, said: “Louie is an outstanding student and it’s no surprise that he is finding such a high level of success.

“I’m sure everyone on set was impressed with his professionalism and talent – and they haven’t even heard him sing yet.

“He has a phenomenal voice to match his fantastic presenting skills and I’m so excited to see what he does next.”

This is not the first time Louie has found success in the performing arts.

His appearance on the BBC Radio 4 drama Just a Girl gave him his first taste of professional work and he continues to build an impressive CV.

Working alongside the Stagecoach Agency, which represents the young performers who attend regular Stagecoach classes, Louie looks to have a bright future in the performing arts.

Stagecoach Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead runs every week from Potten End School in Berkhamsted. See