Fletcher’s already a TV veteran – at the tender age of four

Fletcher Wilkes (4) has just finished filming his fourth TV commercial and spent most of his summer holiday filming the Autumn and Christmas Iceland food adverts with Stacey Solomon.   Picture: Sarah Standing (113451-7060)
Fletcher Wilkes (4) has just finished filming his fourth TV commercial and spent most of his summer holiday filming the Autumn and Christmas Iceland food adverts with Stacey Solomon. Picture: Sarah Standing (113451-7060)
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HE may be only four years old, but Fletcher Wilkes is already a TV star.

Fletcher is soaking up the limelight after teaming up with X Factor finalist Stacey Solomon.

Fletcher Wilkes , aged 4 on the set of the British Airways advert

Fletcher Wilkes , aged 4 on the set of the British Airways advert

He shared screen time with the 22-year-old singer when they appeared together in Iceland’s Christmas, winter and autumn adverts, filmed in the summer.

The autumn campaign, which is on screens now, sees Fletcher steal chocolate eclairs from Stacey’s plate.

And in November he will be seen tucking into crispy duck parcels in the shape of miniature Christmas trees with Stacey for the frozen food chain’s festive adverts.

Despite his young age, the advertising campaign marks Fletcher’s fourth television appearance this year.

Fletcher Wilkes, aged 4 on the set of the British Airways advert

Fletcher Wilkes, aged 4 on the set of the British Airways advert

The youngster, a pupil at Kingscourt independent school in Waterlooville, recently took part in a commercial for British Airways, where he waves goodbye to his on-screen father who jets off in a plane.

In March, Fletcher, of Ensign Drive, Gosport, scaled the London Eye and looked out over the sights of the capital for a promotion with Delta Airways.

Mum Julia, 30, who runs Acting Up Drama School, which meets at the base of 70th Portsmouth Scout Group in Evelegh Road, Farlington, Portsmouth, said her son had taken the lights, cameras and action all in his stride.

She said: ‘It’s amazing to see him enjoy himself doing all the television work.

‘It’s such a shock to me and my husband Danny every time we see our little boy on the screen. Pride is the only word that sums it up.

‘He was taken aback watching himself because it was only then he realised how serious and professional it was.’

‘He had so much fun spending time with Stacey. He thinks she’s great.’

Fletcher landed the roles after being scouted by talent agency Spotlight, which previously snapped up television deals for other young members of Julia’s drama school.

And the journey hasn’t ended for Fletcher, who auditioned for commercials with mobile phone company 3 and TK Maxx in London this week.

But despite his new-found fame, Fletcher isn’t making diva demands – although he has been given a new Nintendo computer game for his efforts.

Julia said: ‘He has no idea how much money he’s earning, he’s got no concept of it because of how young he is.

‘We’ve set up an account so in years to come he can decide what he wants to do.

‘He just really loves the experience at the moment.

‘We bought him a Nintendo DSi after his first ad because he wanted it for ages!’