A WORKINGTON girl has been snapped up by a children’s talent agency run by Coronation Street actress, Tina O’Brien.

Skye-Aisha, who lives at Great Clifton, beat off competition from 400 other young hopefuls to secure a place at the Drama MOB, based in Manchester.

The talented nine-year-old, who attends Cowper School of Dancing in Whitehaven and Workington Amateur Operatic Society, has dreams of becoming an actress.

She was selected to audition after her mother, Jayne Debono, saw an advert and submitted some photos to the agency.

“It looks very promising,” Ms Debono said. “Acting is her passion. She absolutely loves it. She read a script from the Worst Witch and nailed it. She learned it on her own.”

The St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School pupil, who is “really happy” and “excited” to have made it on to the agency’s books, says her dream role would be to play Zendaya from The Greatest Showman.

“She can’t wait to go for castings,” Ms Debono said. “She’s got confidence now. She came out of it and said, ‘I want to be an actress’. She absolutely loves it.”

Skye was also delighted to meet Tina O’Brien, who she said was “really nice”.

Her mother added: “I’m proud of her. It’s nice for her to have the experience and have fun. I’m excited for her. As long as she’s happy.”

As well as travelling to Manchester for castings, Skye will attend acting lessons with the Drama MOB and is also looking forward to her first photoshoot next month.

The Drama MOB was established by Tina O’Brien and best friend Esther Morgan in 2013.

Youngsters on the agency’s books have gone on to secure a number of impressive acting and modelling jobs, including parts in Coronation Street and Hollyoaks and a starring role in last year’s John Lewis Christmas advert.