In addition to the main cast, the series featured cameo performances from Girls Aloud, Boyzone, Matt Willis and Gemma Bissix.Also, Aston Merrygold, lead singer of hit boyband JLS, auditioned for the role before his success in the boyband - but only made it to the final 16.The story revolves around six bright young things, Claudine, Lauren, Danny, Lola, Jez and BB, who are all attempting, with ever-bubbling enthusiasm, to sing, dance and act their way to the top. and High School Musical, the show contains enough jazz hands and perma smiles to last a lifetime.But aside from the gruelling process of scales and pirouettes en route to musical and theatrical stardom, the programme also, naturally, touches on closer-to-home issues of love, life and friendship." Yes, in an interveiw, she was asked "Are any of you dating anyone? Sapphire: I'm going out with a guy who's in Britannia High - Matthew James Thomas, who plays Jez. We used to date when we were like 13, but I hadn't seen him for five years, and then we met on this job and couldn't believe it - we fell in love all over again! Created by ITV in conjunction with Globe productions, Britannia High is a new musical drama series set in a fictional performing arts school.George Ure who attended Mountview Academy also auditioned before his success in the Musical Wicked where he played Boq.Pixie Lott also auditioned as did Ed Sheeran and Danielle Peazer.
Later in 2009 he appeared alongside John Nettles, James Fox, Sylvestra le touzel, Frances Barber and Richard Fleeshman in the prestigious ITV Drama Series Midsomer Murders as the young manipulative concert pianist Orlando Guest in the episode titled "Masterclass" directed by Renny Rye.Viewers are taken on a journey from the first real-life casting process through to an eight-part scripted drama series which will conclude with a spectacular live episode. The show was created by Strictly Come Dancing judge and choreographer Arlene Phillips and the theatre producer David Ian, with music penned by Take That star Gary Barlow.As with many reality TV talent programmes, the creators held open auditions to find Britain's hottest young talent.After a year of tooth-combing their way through the good, the bad and the hideously tone deaf, the panel settled on the final seven. The show is set to feature a whole host of celebrity cameos– from Girls Aloud to Boyzone via less immediately recognisable guest appearances from Coronation Street's Ryan Thomas, ex-Busted star and I'm A Celebrity winner Matt Willis, East Enders and Hollyoaks actress Gemma Bissex, and comedian Richard Blackwood.Supporting the troops through their musical madness is Principal Nugent played by Mark Benton (The Street, City Lights) and dance mentor Stefan, played by Adam Garcia (Coyote Ugly and Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen).