Elisha Duffy from Hindley has landed a starring role in a
new Channel 4 documentary series called The Dog House.
The show is set to reveal the lives of people seeking to
adopt homeless dogs from Wood Green, The Animals Charity in Cambridgeshire with
the aim to find the unlucky canines a forever home.
University Centre Wigan & Leigh College, Elisha joined
the team as the receptionist during filming and is the first point of call when
the potential dog owners come to meet their furry friends.
The 22-year-old features in all eight of the hour long
shows, which aired on prime time Channel 4 on September 5th at 8pm.
The full time Foundation Degree (FdA) Performance &
Education student was elated to land the part, “I was ecstatic to hear that I
got it. I was really overwhelmed to get the job as I have always had a passion
“It’s still crazy now, even after starting but it’s just
given me a whole new confidence and mind set to not give up.”
Elisha had to film for two months in Cambridgeshire for
the show that will follow a 60 strong team who work to ‘counter the worst of
our throw-away society, and witness stories of canine rescue and restoral’,
according to the Channel 4 Commissioning press release.
The budding star has started the second year of her university course having progressed from her BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma Performing Arts course with the top grades possible Distinction*, Distinction *, Distinction *.
Producers were impressed with her personality saying, “We loved having her on board,
because she absolutely loves dogs, had had brilliant hosting experience and was
amazing at reassuring the Wood Green team who were new to filming.”
of the Centre of Excellence in Creative Arts, Mark Smith added: “We are
thrilled to hear that Elisha has excelled in her role and she is about to
appear on national TV. This success story is a testament to her positive
mind-set, strong work ethic and total dedication.
“Elisha is a great ambassador for our Performing Arts programmes and her achievement demonstrates the outstanding development of our students, as they progress from Level 3 study into Higher Education here in School for the Arts.”
The former Hindley High School pupil and Wigan & Leigh
College student of the year has appeared in lead roles throughout lots of
college productions and has had on-screen extra roles in a recent Coronation
Street episode as well as new Sky One
comedy drama Brassic.
Elisha can also be seen touring the UK in the theatre production of ‘Brothers Beyond’ – a musical which features the best songs from the West End to mark the 50th Anniversary of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical, ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’.