FILM crews have been following the life of a Matravers School pupil who is a Welsh National gymnastics champion for a CBBC show.

Cameron Sinden, from Chapmanslade, has been filmed by Drummer TV as part of the show called Gym Stars, which focuses on the UK’s most promising young gymnasts.

The 18-year-old, who became Welsh National men’s champion in 2017, is due to appear on the show on later this month along with several of his gymnast friends who train at Fromeside Gymnastics Club in Winterbourne, near Bristol.

His grandfather, Barrie Sinden, who lives in Leighton Park Road, Westbury, said: “He has enjoyed a lot of TV time. They have followed him everywhere. They came to the house, his school, the gym and they even filmed him when he was on a driving lesson.

“They have filmed him regularly over the last six months or so, to the point where he is quite chummy with the producer and cameramen.

“They did another show on Ice Stars, which went down really well, so they decided to do one on gym stars too. They hope it can get picked up by the main channels.

“It is a really good show. They have done two episodes so far and he should be on episode four or five, which would be later this month on a Tuesday on CBBC at 5.45pm.

“It has all been rather exciting. All of the family are very proud of him for everything he has achieved.

“Cameron only got into gymnastics at the age of 10, which is quite late because most people start at five or six, but he picked it up very quickly.

“He had hoped to go to the Commonwealth Games for Wales, which he qualifies for through his grandma, but apparently he didn’t qualify for that as his parents had to be Welsh, which they are not.

“The rules may change in 2022, so he has his sights set on that. On top of that, he does a bit of coaching at the West Wilts Gymnastics Club in Trowbridge.”

Cameron, who came sixth in the Great Britain Junior gymnastics event at the Echo Arena in Liverpool last year, is studying dance and drama at the Westbury school and is planning on doing a PE A-level next year.

“He actually wants to be an actor so maybe he will be filmed for those reasons later on in life, who knows?” said his grandfather, who was a gymnastics coach for 28 years.

“Cameron has come a long way in a short period of time. I am really looking forward to seeing him on TV, all of us are. His parents, Hayley and Stuart, were also interviewed so that should be interesting too.”