Amanda Holden joins the cast of CBBC’s The Worst Witch

I’m absolutely thrilled to be part of The Worst Witch. It’s such a fantastic, magical world with incredible characters that you can completely lose yourself inAmanda Holden
Date: 02.08.2016     Last updated: 03.08.2016 at 15.23
Category: CBBC; Casting
Amanda Holden joins the cast of CBBC’s The Worst Witch as a guest star, playing Miss Pentangle. Miss Pentangle is the headmistress of Miss Pentangle’s Academy of Witches who visits Cackle’s Academy for a spelling bee competition.

Amanda says: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be part of The Worst Witch. It’s such a fantastic, magical world with incredible characters that you can completely lose yourself in. I’m sure there will be some jokes from my family about me playing a witch but I can’t wait to sit down with them and watch CBBC bring to life the wonderful world of Cackle’s Academy.”

Amanda joins the cast previously announced of: Clare Higgins (Doctor Who, The Golden Compass, Downton Abbey) will play headteacher Miss Cackle; Raquel Cassidy (Downton Abbey, Jonathan Creek, Teachers) is cast in the role of Mildred’s fearsome Deputy Head Miss Hardbroom; Wendy Craig (The Royal, Reggie Perrin, The Forsyte Saga, Butterflies) plays the fabulously ancient chanting teacher, Miss Bat; Nicola Stephenson (Clocking Off, The Chase, Emmerdale) will play Ms Hubble; and in the role of health-and-safety conscious teacher Miss Gullet is Kacey Ainsworth (EastEnders, Granchester, Call The Midwife).

Additional cast confirmed are Philip Martin Brown (Waterloo Road) as Cackle’s only teaching wizard, Algernon Rowan-Webb, and Nicholas Jones (Law And Order, Foyles War) as the Great Wizard.

The Worst Witch will be will be shown on CBBC in early 2017.

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