Sophie grew up in Tonypandy in the RhonddaValleys with her mum, dad and sister Beth. Sophie shot to fame when she appeared on the BBC’s hugely popular Saturday night Over the Rainbow show where the public were asked to choose a Dorothy for Andrew Lloyd Weber’s new West End production of the Wizard of Oz. Despite being runner up, Sophie was asked to play the alternate Dorothy in selected performances at the London Palladium and then eventually took over as Dorothy starring alongside Russell Grant, fresh from his Strictly Come Dancing appearance.
When not appearing in the London Palladium, Sophie has been studying Performing Arts at the prestigious Arts Educational in London which has been funded by Andrew Lloyd Weber. Sophie has also sung to a 65,000 rugby crowd at Wales Millennium Stadium during the Wales semi-final against France at the Rugby World Cup and has featured in many TV programmes including S4C’s Cariad@iaith/Love 4 Language and an ITV documentary about her journey to stardom called Dare to Dream.
Sophie has supported many charities over the years and has a strong affinity to children’s charities. Following a recent visit to LATCH she kindly agreed to become one of our Ambassadors. Sophie sang at the LATCH 30th Anniversary Concert at Llandaff Cathedral.
George North is a Welsh international rugby union player currently playing for the Scarlets in the position of winger. George became an ambassador for LATCH in January 2012.