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Minster resident and Fulston Manor pupil Toby Turpin stars in dance video for Danny Howard and the Futuristic Polar Bears' song

15 June 2014
by Emma Grove

A young performer has had his biggest appearance to date – as the star of a music video for a dance song by a Radio 1 DJ.

Toby Turpin, 13, of Scarborough Drive, Minster, appears in Vargo, a track released last week by Danny Howard and the Futuristic Polar Bears.

He plays the main character in the video – which features a school boy who turns up for lessons and is then filmed dancing around a classroom and through corridors.

Toby Turpin is the star of a new dance music video - Vargo by Danny Howard and the Futuristic Polar Bears

Toby Turpin is the star of a new dance music video - Vargo by Danny Howard and the Futuristic Polar Bears

He got the role after applying for it and winning an audition. The filming was in Chelmsford in Essex about a month ago but his family had to keep tight-lipped about the former Fulston Manor School pupil’s involvement in it until it was released.

Toby’s career has taken off over the last few years – with him getting all sorts of different roles including performing at Shakespeare’s Globe theatre in London, helping break a world record as part of the longest line of Irish dancers and starring in a National Youth Music Theatre production of The Other School in the West End.

Toby Turpin with the production crew and rest of the cast of Vargo

Toby Turpin with the production crew and rest of the cast of Vargo

The teenager, who goes to the Italia Conti Associate School in Tunbridge Wells, was also presented with a cup for musical theatre by EastEnders’ star Shane Richie last year.

His mum Teresa said: “I am so proud of Toby. I think he’s amazing in this video and it’s had an amazing response.

“I’ve had a message from Danny Howard saying how happy he is with the video and how awesome he thought Toby was.”

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