Schoolgirl Alice lands role in TV’s Cloudbabies

LITTLE STAR: Alice Steward's voice is used in a new CBeebies programe called Cloudbabies. (d16051203)
LITTLE STAR: Alice Steward's voice is used in a new CBeebies programe called Cloudbabies. (d16051203)
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A SCHOOLGIRL is on cloud nine after becoming a star of a new children’s TV show.

Alice Steward is the voice of Baba Yellow, one of four characters in the CG animation series Cloudbabies.

Alice will feature in a 52-episode series, in which Babe Yellow and her co-stars try to look after the sky and watch out for the mischievous sky imp.

Alice, who attends Crowlees School, is a performing novice, but auditioned after being approached by her father’s cousin, Ian Tiddell, who owns the animation studio responsible for Cloudbabies. The seven-year-old, of Boathouse Lane, Mirfield, said: “My character, Baba Yellow, can be quite shy sometimes. She likes art and to draw – a lot like me.”

Her dad Chris Steward said Alice really enjoys sessions in the recording booth, working closely with the director.

Cloudbabies, which first aired in March as a five episode pilot, aims to promote caring for others while introducing children to the world around them and highlighting the concept of day and night, sun and moon, and rainbows and stars.

When asked if she has an ambition for fame, Alice said: “No, I don’t think so. I don’t know what I want to be yet but I like to draw so maybe I’ll become an artist.”

Cloudbabies is produced by Ho Ho Entertainment, animated by Studio Liddell and created by award-winning art director Bridget Appleby.

You can listen out for Alice as Baba Yellow during weekdays at 11.25am on CBeebies.