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Sid From Skins Has Packed In Acting And Is Now A Teacher

Sid From Skins Has Packed In Acting And Is Now A Teacher

One of his pupils has shared a clip of him at school

Claire Reid

Claire Reid

Skins star Mike Bailey - better known as Sid to fans - has sacked off acting and now teaches, much to the surprise of his pupils.

In a TikTok video that has been viewed almost 850,000 times one of his students writes: "Sid from Skins (Mike Bailey) teaches at my school," before sharing some footage of him in action in front of his class.

Bailey, 32, played Sid Jenkins in the first and second seasons of the teen drama which kicked off back in 2007.

He was last seen landing in New York in an attempt to win the heart of Cassie Ainsworth (played by Hannah Murray).

After leaving, he had a few other starring roles, appearing in 1066 The Battle for Middle Earth and We Are the Freaks, before deciding to go into teaching.

Talking about the move from actor to teacher in 2017, he told the Radio Times: "I kind of thought 'what the f*** am I doing with my life?' and ended up getting in a conversation with the wife a couple of years ago and decided that those who can't act teach.

"10 years ago I never thought I'd still be talking about it, but [Sid] still does pop up every now and again.

"I mean, it's always kind of been there. It's kind of fizzled out over the years, but I mean, it was always a good thing."


Despite the show being 13 years old, it seems as though Sid, sorry Sir, has still got an army of loyal fans - commenting on the TikTok video, one social media user wrote: "Bro, if Sid was my teacher I would not know how to act. I love Sid so much."

Another wrote: "I'll love you forever, Sid."

While a third added: "I would go every day to school just for him."

But while fans might be keen to see a grown-up version of Sid on screen one day, Bailey has ruled out reprising his role.

In the same interview from 2017, he was asked if he'd consider reviving the character for a spin off or catch up episode to which he replied: "No."

He added: "I was brought up in a very British television way so my icons of TV are the people who were happy if that character had been done, they didn't want to do it the American justice and do it to death."

His fellow Skins alumni include Nicholas Hoult, Dev Patel, Joe Dempsie and Kaya Scodelario.

Featured Image Credit: E4

Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity, UK