Natalie was another “musical theatre” kid when she attended Scala but her blossoming acting skills were becoming apparent in our drama workshops.

Natalie often had us in tears with her emotional improvs alongside the then teenage Andrew Lee Potts.

She went on to win roles as nurse “Stella” in “The Royal” and “Alicia” in “Emmerdale”- squeezing in a season as Nessa Rose in “Wicked” and making it to the top 40 on “Pop Idol” which was finally won by Will Young.