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Last Updated: Wednesday April 18 2007 08:47 GMT

I was an extra on EastEnders!

Lacey Turner as Stacey Slater at the beauticians in EastEnders

Press Packer Tara was really excited when she found out that she was going to be an extra in EastEnders.

Here she tells us what it was like to go behind-the-scenes at one of the country's top soaps.

"I'm a member of a drama agency and I had a portfolio made so that I could take part in filming for television programmes.

Getting the call

Some of the children in my drama class had already been in programmes like Spooks and Casualty.

I was quite upset that I hadn't got a job, but then a phone call came!

I was asked to be an extra in an episode of EastEnders which was going to be set in the London Dungeons!

I went with some of my friends from my drama group.

On set

On the first day we only filmed one scene inside the actual dungeon.

We were paired up with stage parents and we all had to pretend to be tourists.

On the second day we filmed two more scenes.

One scene was filmed in the dungeon and the other one was filmed just outside.

Filming inside the dungeon was pretty scary because all of the crew tried to scare us!

Amazing experience

I really enjoyed filming for EastEnders and I would love to do it again.

I'd wanted to be in EastEnders since I was little and now my dream has come true!"

Tara, 10, Cambridgeshire


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