AN actress from Locking Stumps will be returning to screens after securing her first big television role.

Former Birchwood Community High School and College student, Yemisi Oyinloye, has been a regular on television recently, playing DC Sally Read in series two of ITV's Bancroft.

It aired over three nights, starting on New Year's Day, and the 26-year-old beat thousands of hopefuls to get the role.

Yemisi admitted that it was daunting to walk onto the set for the first time.

She said: "I was terrified, but I soon found out that there was no reason to be worried as the cast and crew were amazing, so kind and supportive."

The rising star worked with Sarah Parish during filming, who plays title character DS Elizabeth Bancroft.

Yemisi added: "Sarah was lovely and a real pro.

"Working with such a good actor makes your performance better.

"She really gave me something to aspire to.

"Even when not acting myself if was fabulous to watch and learn from such a great cast."

After her 2020 debut, Yemisi will be staring in the Bafta-winning series Cold Feet, which airs tomorrow, Monday.

For Yemisi, this is a dream come true.

She attended Birchwood High School and College between 2005 and 2012 and always made her teachers proud by being a hard worker and high achiever.

She was a regular performer in school shows and landed her first professional role while studying, taking time out of her college schedule to perform at the Leeds Playhouse for a two month theatre run.

In 2013, Yemisi moved to London to take part in a 12-month theatre course, appearing in shows in London and the Edinburgh fringe.

Upon returning home to Warrington, she auditioned for her fist television part as a guest lead in the daytime series Doctors.

Yemisi recalled: "It was a fantastic feeling to get my first television job- when I found out all I could do was cry as things were becoming real!"

After this success Yemisi starred in Casualty and returned to Doctors as a different character.

Kelly Forster, who taught Yemisi drama at Birchwood High School, said: "It is wonderful to see Yemisi doing so well and very exciting to see her on television and watch how well her career is progressing.

"She has already been in to speak to our next rising performers at school.

"They can learn so much from her.

"We are proud that her acting roots were laid at BCHS.

"She deserves every success as she is a talented and determined young woman."

Yemisi appears on ITV at 9pm tomorrow, Monday, in the first episode of series nine of Cold Feet as the character Amber.