PIN-UP boy Alex Joof has taken modelling in his stride. Now the nine-year-old from Mirfield has taken his first steps into acting.
Alex, sister Alisha, 11, and brother Lucas, six, are all cute kids and have been on a model agency’s books for years.
With countless poster advertisements behind them it’s onwards and upwards for this model family.
Alex has just landed a part in the 4 O’Clock Club on children’s TV channel CBBC.
Alex, who like his siblings attends Crowlees Junior & Infant School in Mirfield, plays rapper Ben ‘Doc Brown’ Smith as a child.
In the flashback scenes it’s Ben’s birthday and he is seen opening his presents while his mum and dad are arguing in the kitchen.
Mum Jenny told how the agency got in touch and asked if Alex would like to try out for the part.
“It’s his first time on television and the programme makers needed someone who looked like the adult actor.
“Alex had the look and we took him for the audition.
“He had to learn some lines and do a bit of acting and he got the part.”
Jenny took Alex to filming at a derelict former school in Manchester owned by the BBC.
Alex took it all in his stride and Jenny said: “He wasn’t nervous, more excited and looking forward to it.”
The show could be aired in October.
Over the years, Alex, Alisha and Lucas have appeared in poster adverts for big companies including Asda, W H Smith, KFC and Iceland.