The Cast

billy from forbidden nights

Billy, AKA Billy Blue Eyes

Special Skill: Aerial Chains

Age: 30

Where did you grow up: Bournemouth

Nicknames: Billy Blue Eyes

Favourite Food: I just love food!

Favourite Colour: Baby blue

How did you get into dancing: I was inspired by Michael Jackson.

What secret talents do you have: Aerial silks and chains.

Style and personal Inspirations: Michael Jackson, Ex Forbidden member ‘Tommy tan’, Clarkes… To be honest, I have no style, and always get stick from the other Forbidden Boys. The good news is, I hardly wear clothes to get round that problem. My personal inspiration is our Manager and Mrs. Forbidden, Natalie, as she is so hard-working and driven. When I grow up, I want to be just like her. Just the male version!

Favourite Musician: MJ, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith. Anything old school and John Legend.

Favourite Film: The Story so Far (Forbidden Joke).

Favourite Song: Anything fun with a hint of summer.

Random Fact: If I don’t tense, my abs disappear!!!

Funny Story: I once tried to rip my trousers off on stage, and I had left my belt on, which means my trousers didn’t come off. School boy error! Don’t panic, I styled it out and it looked great!

Previous Work: I have been performing for 11 years, and I am also a bit of a Del boy, as I really enjoy new business ideas.

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Alex, AKA The Toyboy

Special Skill: Acrobatics and Parkour

Name: Alex Tucker

Age: 24

Grew up: Essex

Nicknames: Scorpion

Food: Italian

Colour: Black/Grey

Got into dancing: I get into dancing through acrobatics and parkour with a drive to have a diverse range of movement skills.

Secret talents:  I can backflip in a fat suit and planche in a sumo suit!

Style/Inspirations: Pasha Petkuns, Bboy Junior, Eryc Ortiz, Daniel Laizans

Musician: Aly and Fila

Film: Rocky

Song: Apollo Road – Dash Berlin

Random Fact: I can handstand in the shower.

Funny Story:  During a show, I back flipped off the stage and my hat flew off and landed perfectly on an audience members head. To carry on the routine without dying off laughter was a huge challenge!

Previous Work: I have worked on a range of television shows, including shows kids TV show ‘Lazy town’ as a Sportacus stunt double, as well as Celebrity Big Brother and Amici in Rome, Italy. I’ve also been in adverts for Cadbury’s, Cannon and Lucozade. I’ve worked on corporate and promotional events for Microsoft, Santander and Nickelodeon, as well as Nissan and Mercedes. I’ve also performed onstage with Jesus Christ Superstar (Australian and UK Arena tours), Royal Opera House productions and World Handball Championships in Qatar.

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Ozzy, AKA The Lump

Special Skill: Fire

Age: 29

Nicknames: Hollywood, Ozzy

Favourite Food: Peanut butter or Nutella covered waffles on cheat day!

Favourite Colour: I actually don’t think I have one, but if I had to pick one, it would be salmon pink.

Where did you grow up: A small country town in Australia called Goulburn

How did you get into dancing: I have always enjoyed entertaining and I kind of just fell into it.

What secret talents do you have: I am a dragon. I can breathe fire!

Style and personal Inspirations: I kind of make my own style but personal inspirations would be my parents.

Favourite Musician: Can I say band? A Day to Remember.

Favourite Film: Disney’s Hercules

Favourite Song: Peaches and Cream by John Butler Trio

Random Fact: I have an outie bellybutton.

Funny Story: I was using Plenty of Fish back in Australia and used the same line on two girls. It turns out they were housemates and next to each other stalking my Instagram and they both said check this bloke out. It’s safe to say that I got caught!

Previous Work: Ex Aussie military and personal trainer.

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Jai, AKA Hot Chocolate

Special Skill: Singing

Age: 30

Where did you grow up: Birmingham

Nicknames: Jai. Stage name is Hot Chocolate and I have no idea why!

Favourite Food: I love Chinese food!

Favourite Colour: Red

What secret talents do you have: I can take an after eight mint out of the packet just using my tongue.

Style and personal Inspirations: I have different styles for occasions. I enjoy expressing myself through clothes and trying out new styles.

Favourite Musician: Michael Jackson

Favourite Film: Cloverfield

Favourite Song: My current favorite song is Guggi Gang by Lil Pump, but my all-time fave is Wannabe by Spice Girls.

Random Fact: I brush my teeth 4 times a day.

Funny Story: While performing our famous chair routine, which involves being naked with a chair covering our modesty, my chair slipped. So embarrassing!

Previous Work: Male strip shows, podium dancing, etc.

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Lex, AKA The Sexy Viking

Special Skill: Cyr Wheel

Age: 30

Nicknames: Mr. Milkshake

Favourite Food: Sweet Potato

Favourite Colour: Baby Blue

Where did you grow up: Essex

How did you get into dancing: Singing got me into dance.

What secret talents do you have: I can clap with one hand.

Style and personal Inspirations: I always aspire to be me and no one else.

Favourite Musician: The Labyrinth

Favourite Film: Impossible to say, there is far too many!

Favourite Song: Impossible to say, there is far too many!

Random Fact: Did you know that the biggest and most powerful space telescope in the world is owned by the Vatican Church?

Funny Story: One Christmas when I was a kid my Dad got bought a very expensive box of cigars as a present. When I was left alone in the room I decided to open the box and continue to crush the entire contents. When my Father returned and realised what I had done I simply told him it was for his own good and he shouldn’t be smoking. He was rather annoyed but had no choice but to let it go for obvious reasons.

Previous Work: I was the main character in StreetDance 3D the Movie, and featured ensemble in Starlight Express UK Tour. I was also a backing dancer for Whitney Houston live on The X Factor, TakeThat live on the Brit Awards and Royal Variety Performance. This is in addition to a sports model for Adidas, Reebok and Porsche.

zac from forbidden nights

Zac, AKA The Tricker

Special Skill: Acrobatics and Dancing

Name: Zac Smith

Grew up: I moved around loads but I grew up in Littlehampton and then went onto train in Brighton for the last of my teens!

Nicknames: Ballzac, Afrodizzyzac, Zacrobat

Food: Pizza all day every day! Give me carbs!

Colour: I love a bit of white to be honest, mainly because the white Power Ranger was sick.

Got into dancing: I started breakdancing aged 11

Secret talents:  I play guitar, piano and drums

Style/inspirations: My style inspiration has to be Bboy Junior and Bboy Neguin. For tricking, it has to be Michael Guthrie and Rasmuss Ott!

Musician: My favourite musician is probably Michael Jackson as he’s a legend

Film: My favourite film is you got served

Song: Favourite song is Troyboi – On My Own

Funny Story:  I was once wind milling (spinning on my back legs akimbo) onstage and pulled a Simon from the Inbetweeners! Halfway through the act my jeans ripped and my underwear didn’t quite manage to secure my left testicle. As a true professional, I left the audience with what they wanted and finished the set.

Previous Work:  I worked in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Jesus Christ superstar” for four years ago with Alex and am now working with him again in Forbidden Nights. I have played C3-PO in Secret Cinema Presents Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back.

I’ve also worked for the children’s programme Horrible Histories and Mary Poppins Returns, which is soon to be released in December 2018.

Other than that I’ve toured around Europe in various corporate performances flipping about and dancing onstage for people such as DJ Fresh and MK.

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Lewis W, AKA The Gap Filler

Special Skill: Compere

Age: 29

Nicknames: Winny, Lew, Loo Loo, Papa Bear. Feel free to make up your own!

Favourite Food: Well I eat everything but if you get me Lindor chocolate I’m yours!

Favourite Colour: Blue… Well, more of a palatinate blue, but I’m not fussy.

Where did you grow up: I lived in Birmingham until I was 16. I was lucky to escape the accent.

How did you get into dancing: Well I studied a variety of dance at Theatre College, but I’m still as flexible as a bread stick.

What secret talents do you have: Avoiding any promiscuous or unchaste answers, I can ride horses.

Style and personal Inspirations: In the morning some would say my inspiration for my hair is based on a hedgehog or Wolverine, but when that is under control, I would say my personal inspiration is probably my dad growing up. For my style… Well, it’s getting there if you have ever seen some pictures of me as a teenager!

Favourite Musician: I like to think I’m quite eclectic in taste but when it comes to Sam Smiths vocals it is something else.

Favourite Film: So many to choose from! I love a good movie with popcorn, but in terms of genre I would go for thriller or action usually. However, I am partial to the odd chick flick or rom-com!

Favourite Song: Well if I’m going from when I was growing up the Foo Fighters – One by One was a big favourite

Random Fact: So many… Okay, I have a tortoise called Roxy. Oh, and the average woman uses her height in lipstick every 5 years.

Funny Story: I was in Italy skiing with a few friends who all suggested it would be a good idea to have a picture at the top of the mountain in just our underwear. Little did I know the plan was to steal my clothes and take them down with them. It was a cold and rather naked journey back to the lodge but I did get support from a few who passed by!

Previous Work: I ran a PR company for a while and also worked at Abercrombie.

conor from forbidden nights

Connor, AKA Stringer

Special Skill: Acrobatics

Name: Connor Stringer

Age: 24

Grew up: Southend on Sea, Essex!

Nicknames: Stringer

Food: Lamb, roast potatoes, broccoli and gravy

Colour: Black / Khaki

Got into dancing: I never used to dance until Forbidden, but always been active since a child. I played for a Sunday league football team for 13 years, until I started training with Tottenham Hotspur from 12 years of age!

I was almost 17 before I got into acrobatics. I constantly wanted to push myself harder and knew this would be the perfect work and life for me, so I continued to pursue it as a career.

Having worked hard, I’ve been lucky to have performed all over the world in a variety of countries. Forbidden Nights was the first time ever I’ve got into a strict routine of consistent dancing. It’s challenged me as a person, as I never thought I had rhythm, or been coordinated through dance, but that’s all changed now. I feel super comfortable and I love touring with the family!

Secret talents: I’m secretly a really good footballer. I can also hit a few keys on the piano!

Style/inspirations: I have a few fitness bloggers I look up too. I eventually want to be able to help people change and influence their lives in the same way how certain people have helped mine!

Musician: Anything that helps me train harder, work harder or be better. I use music in different ways constantly!

Film: Harry Potter

Song: Kanye West – Good life

Random Fact: I used to host on a TV show on Nickelodeon called ‘Get Your Skills On’ in association with Fruit Shoot for 4 years.

Previous Work: I have been a stunt double in Lazy Town, hosted my own TV show on Nickelodeon for 3 years and worked in Qatar, Miami, India and all over Europe. I’ve also worked for Apple, Mercedes and Absolute Vodka, as well as Fruit Shoot… the list is endless!

reece from forbidden nights

Reece, AKA The Italian Stallion

Special Skill: Dancing

Age: 23

Nicknames: Ross

Favourite Food: Pizza

Favourite Colour: Navy

Where did you grow up: Reading

How did you get into dancing: School Holiday Camp. I started Street Dance at age 7 whilst my parents were at work.

What secret talents do you have: Fully Qualified Open Water PADI Scuba Diver

Style and personal Inspirations: Style wise I would have to say the English Gentleman look and for inspiration I believe you have to inspire yourself.

Favourite Musician: Michael Jackson

Favourite Film: Gladiator

Favourite Song: Hans Zimmer – Now We Are Free

Random Fact: I grew up having a pet corn snake and 18 Gecko Lizards

Funny Story: In an attempt to not tread over the line on a bowling alley, my dad leapt over onto the next alley and fell flat on his bum.

Previous Work: I have performed for Forbidden Nights London Residency, Forbidden Nights UK Tour and Extreme Angels (commercial group), as well as 27 (The Musical) Directed by Arlene Phillips.