A HARROW drama teacher became the latest person to be eliminated from a TV show.
Ashley Russell, who teaches at Stagecoach Harrow,which is based at Rooks Heath College for Business and Enterprise,in Eastcote Lane,lost the sing-off on BBC1's I'd Do Anything on May 11. The 24-year-old was competing with five other hopefuls to become Nancy in a new West End production of Oliver.
Emmy Harrison, the principal at Stagecoach Harrow,said that she was disappointed that the teacher had been the one to leave the show.
She said: "I don't think she deserved to go, I think she still had fight in her.
"She has been with us for over a year and the children love her,they keep on asking when she is coming back, but I'm sure Ashley will get lots of offers of work so we'll have to wait and see."
During the programme two contestants, Ashley and Niamh, received the lowest number of public votes and Andrew Lloyd Webber chose to save Niamh.
Miss Russell is originally from Edinburgh and trained at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, in Wood Green, under the Dame Judi Dench scholarship.
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