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GMB's Sean Fletcher set to appear in BBC drama

Amy Johnson
·2-min read

Watch: Sean Fletcher reveals his new television role

Good Morning Britain's Sean Fletcher has swapped news reading for a spot of acting to appear in the upcoming third series of BBC show Keeping Faith.

On Monday, the 46-year-old shared on GMB that he had been asked to take on the role of a lawyer in the series, which is filmed in both the Welsh and English language, alongside lead actor Eve Myles.

Colleague Charlotte Hawkins hinted towards his new venture, which Fletcher confirmed as he explained: "I've been doing a bit of acting! I am not an actor.

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"I was asked to do a programme called Keeping Faith which is a BBC programme, it's also in Welsh."

Sean Fletcher attends the ITV Palooza! held at The Royal Festival Hall on October 16, 2018 in London, England.  (Photo by Jeff Spicer/WireImage)
Sean Fletcher attends the ITV Palooza! held at The Royal Festival Hall on October 16, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/WireImage)

Although he only has a few lines, Fletcher confirmed he would be appearing in two episodes while joking that he had been left out of the trailer.

"I had two lines, three or four, but they straddled two episodes so I'm in two episodes," he explained. "I actually play a QC who is up against Eve Myles, and that's all it is."

He's not the only GMB star to turn their hand to acting, although the presenters have typically been seen playing themselves.

Many of the 'GMB' team have appeared on other shows in cameos as themselves. (ITV)
Many of the 'GMB' team have appeared on other shows in cameos as themselves. (ITV)

The murder of character Amy Barnes on Hollyoaks saw Kate Garraway pop up on the soap in 2017 after the fictional case made national news.

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Susanna Reid and Piers Morgan can also claim to have made it onto the Channel 4 programme when Storm Brenda hit the village in 2018 and the pair fronted news reports on the freak weather event.

Meanwhile, Hawkins, Garraway and weather presenter Laura Tobin made it onto the big screen in 2017 flick Sharknado 5 with a cameo as newsreaders providing the bulletins as the shark-infested storm hit London.

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