Last updated at 15:25

The Dumping Ground has a new star, Ruben

To enjoy the CBBC Newsround website at its best you will need to have JavaScript turned on.

Ruben is 14 and will tonight make his acting debut in CBBC's hit show The Dumping Ground.

He plays Finn, a boy with Down's syndrome - the first regular character with a learning disability.

The show is filmed in Newcastle upon Tyne, which is more than 120 miles from where he lives - so Ruben had to stay away from home while filming.

Ruben's been has been speaking about the exciting experience!

Watch CBBC - The Dumping Ground on CBBC on Friday at 5.30pm, or catch up with the whole series on CBBC iPlayer