Aspiring young dancer Kelechi Nwanokwu has hit the big time after being picked for the latest big-budget drama to come out of the US.

The 26-year-old is set to appear with Sean Bean in fantasy epic A Game of Thrones, which is due to hit American TV screens next year before crossing the pond to the UK.

Miss Nwanoku, who learned to dance at Edna Mae Dance School in Thornton Heath, has performed regularly with Cheryl Cole on the X-Factor and starred in music videos for Beyonce and Dizzee Rascal.

Anyone interesting in seeing Miss Nwanoku performing with X-Factor finalist Laura White can visit