“I’d like to think my career will involve more than dance . . . The more things I try, the more things I want to keep on”
best four years of my life. People always tell you hard work pays off and I’ve been working my arse off to keep it going.”
His many engagements post- BGT prevented young Master Sampson from returning properly to school. But he did travel with a tutor. “I did better with the private tutor than I ever would have managed at school,” he says. “Now I wish I had maybe paid a bit more attention but I was always one of those kids who basically came in for the lunch break.” And he has, indeed, returned to the classroom, albeit as Waterloo Road’s resident bad boy, Kyle Stack.
“I’ve finished filming now,” he says. “My last 10 eps are currently on TV. Once those finish that’s me done. It all coincides with the storyline. And I absolutely loved it. The fact that what I call work is me going into a school
often think dancers are bitchy. But that’s a load of bollox.”
Will he continue to dance beyond the fabulous Streetdance sequel? Will he act? Is there such a compound as dactor?
“I’d like to think my career will involve more than dance. I don’t know. It's a difficult situation to be in. I know a lot more than I did four years ago. But the more things I try, the more things I want to keep on. Since I started acting I’ve really fallen in love with it. Then again if people know me at all it’s for my dancing and I would love to make a career out of that. I want both. I think.”
Happily, at 18, Sampson is just warming up.