Stephanie’s made-up with her new badge

Stephanie Bentham from Poolstock, Wigan, is a make up artist and has worked on shows for CBBC
Stephanie Bentham from Poolstock, Wigan, is a make up artist and has worked on shows for CBBC
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A Wigan make-up artist will earn her Blue Peter badge when she becomes a guest judge for the popular children’s show.

Stephanie Bentham, of Poolstock, will appear on the CBBC show tomorrow teatime to pick the winner of a competition to be on Wolfblood, a children’s fantasy programme about a group of teenage werewolves.

Stephanie Bentham with  Shorelle Hepkin, who plays Kay in CBBC's Wolfblood

Stephanie Bentham with Shorelle Hepkin, who plays Kay in CBBC's Wolfblood

Youngsters were asked to make their own wild Wolfblood costume, complete with freaky hair and make-up, and send a photo.

And the 25-year-old, who uses her skills to as make-up artist on the show, has had hours of fun looking through the scary photos to select her favourite one.

Stephanie, who is supervisor on Woolfblood, will then work with the lucky winner, doing their hair and make-up, using the style they have designed.

She said: “I had to be in the judging panel to pick a winner from many entries, where they created their own costume and make-up looks. They all put great amounts of effort in. I was very impressed.

“I was extremely excited to be on Blue Peter and gain my Blue Peter badge,”

The former St John Fisher High School pupil will be working on Wolfblood until the end of this year and does freelance work in between main jobs.She said: “I am still in Newcastle, working on Wolfblood until just before Christmas. I am now supervisor on the programme this year which is a promotion for me, which I am thrilled about. I have been filling my summer by doing freelance work on programmes such as CBBC’s 4 O’Clock Club, ITV’s Vera and Houdini and Doyle. I’ve had an amazing time and feel extremely lucky to be able to be a part of such a great TV and film industry at present.”

Some of Stephanie’s other TV credits include BBC drama From There to Here, starring Philip Glennister and Standish’s own actor Ben Batt, where parts were filmed at Uncle Joe’s Mint Ball factory, in Wigan; as well as Inspector George Gently and Dad’s Army.

Catch Blue Peter on CBBC tomorrow at 5pm.