Published: 13:10, 23 January 2019
| Updated: 15:18, 23 January 2019
Cor Blimey, Sheppey tree surgeon Leon Butcher is branching out into the movie business.
Blink and you might miss him but Leon, a stunt cyclist in his spare time, has a crucial role in one of the big song and dance numbers in the new Mary Poppins Returns film.
He's one of the many lamp-lighters, or 'leeries', who join Jack, played by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, for a mad dash around London in the song Trip A Little Light Fantastic.
Leon, 37, who runs Tribute Trees from Minster, said: "I heard through a riding buddy that Pinewood Studios was auditioning for the 'leeries' and specifically needed stunt cyclists.
"I passed the audition and had training at Pinewood before hitting the streets of London for the action shoots."
Most of Leon's filming took place at night in The Mall outside Buckingham Palace.
The movie, starring Emily Blunt as the magical children's nanny, comes 54 years after the original one with Julie Andrews was released.
Emily said: "We had some of the best BMX riders in Europe."
And producer John DeLuca added: "They gave 110% at every single take."
Leon filmed his parts during March and April 2017 but was sworn to secrecy until the film was released.
Some reviews have been critical of Disney's sequel but one thing is certain, Leon's bike work was practically perfect in every way...