Romford’s Lloyd Warbey is the new face of TV’s Art Attack
PUBLISHED: 10:17 17 August 2012
»For years Neil Buchanan inspired a generation of children in their love of art.
Now it is the turn of new Art Attack presenter, Lloyd Warbey, originally from Romford, to take over the reigns and he knows that he has got big shoes to fill.
The 28-year-old said: “It is hard because I used to watch the show as a kid and I remember I used to get my whole family involved.
“I hope that I inspire children as much as I was inspired.”
For the former pupil of St Edward’s, it is simply a dream come true.
“I remember rushing home from school and watching Art Attack,” he said.
“I used to ask my parents for the toilet rolls and the empty washing up bottles so that I could make things.”
Lloyd made his debut as the presenter of the much loved children’s TV show on the Disney Channel in June and will continue throughout August.
The show sees Lloyd, who now lives in Thurrock, inviting children to get involved in the show by giving them instructions on how to create artwork using different techniques and everyday materials.
Lloyd believes that part of the appeal of the show is that it teaches children to love art.
He said: “I always tell people that the great thing about art is that it is not finished until you say that it is.
“The good thing about the show is that it makes kids realise that they can use simple objects that they find at home to create pieces of art.”
Lloyd’s other passion is for acting. It is a love that started at a young age when he was involved in the Queen’s Theatre’s youth performing group.
After graduating from the East 15 acting school, he decided that he wanted to pursue a career as a children’s TV presenter.
He said: “I knew that doing children’s shows was something that I was passionate about.
“It’s a hard industry to get into and I applied for a number of jobs, and I came really close a number of times, so it was a great feeling to get Art Attack.”