A TALENTED Halesowen dance school pupil is appearing on ITV's Little Big Shots show next week.

Harriet Littlehales, aged 11, performed a routine of aerial skills in front of an audience and was interviewed by the show's presenter Dawn French.

The Orchards Primary School pupil loved performing on the national stage which will watched by millions on Wednesday, April 12.

She said: "I absolutely loved taking part in Little Big Shots, I met some amazing people and made friends with lots of the other kids that took part.

"I really love to perform and really enjoyed seeing my name in lights on the stage."

She added: "Meeting Dawn French was really good she's really funny.

"She asked me if I could lick the back of my knee as I'm so bendy and at the time I couldn't, but I can now."

Harriet started dancing four years ago at Coombes Road's Danse Vivante which was established in 2010 and teaches a multitude of dance styles.

Proud mother Deborah said: "Since starting at Danse Vivante Harriet has always shown a natural talent for the circus arts. I love watching her perform as she amazes me each and every time.

"Watching her on stage at Little Big Shots was one of my proudest moments. I have no doubt in my mind she will be running away with the circus when she's older, she was born to perform and seeing her on the TV stage just confirmed that."

Dance teacher Rebecca Howard added: "Harriett is a very talented young lady that is already performing circus at a professional level.

"Harriett came to Danse Vivante with no prior experience and was not flexible in the slightest. In just four years she's gone from a complete beginner to an experienced contortionist and aerial performer."

"She's a great member of the DV youth team and will be an asset to any professional circus company in years to come."