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Last Updated: Thursday February 18 2010 19:52 GMT

George Sampson gets BBC TV role

George Sampson

George Sampson is turning from dancing to acting as he's landed a role in the BBC1 programme Waterloo Road.

He's going to play a character called Kyle who's a bit of a heartbreaker. Waterloo Road is a drama set in a challenging secondary school.

George, 16, shot to fame after winning Britain's Got Talent in 2008. He's due to start filming the show soon.

A programme spokesperson said: "We really wanted George as he has loads of young fans."

It's thought that George will first appear in the show in the second half of the series later in 2010.