Outnumbered’s Daniel Roche: where is he now?

The child star looks unrecognisable

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by Piper Huxley |
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Think back to 2007… it’s crazy how far away that year seems to us now, it honestly feels like a fever dream.

Slap bang in the noughties, how could we forget 2007’s unmissable moments like Celeb Big Brother 5 and the start of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.


Would you believe it: 2007 was also the year that BBC’s sitcom Outnumbered first aired on telly, which had Hugh Dennis and Clare Skinner as the heads of the Brockman household.

Not forgetting the stars who played the roles of the iconic children - Tyger who was 11 and played Jake, Dan who was seven and played Ben and Ramona who was five and played Karen.

Outnumbered concluded with its fifth series in 2014 and we bet you'll be surprised over how much they’ve changed and what they’re up to now.

As we're totes obsessed with catching up with our faves here's what Daniel Roche is doing now.

So, who did Daniel Roche play on Outnumbered?

Back in 2007, Daniel played the cheeky and mischievous (but totes hilarious) middle-child, Ben Brockman.

What does Daniel Roche look like now?

It's been a good few years since Outnumbered was on TV and it' safe to say that Daniel has changed A LOT. You would barely recognise him.

Sharing a photo alongside his onscreen siblings in 2021, Dan wrote, "No more COVID keeping the fam apart".

We all love a good reunion, let's be honest.

Even in 2016, Dan changed quite a bit from his early Outnumbered days. Here's a photo of him back on set of the Outnumbered Christmas special.

How old is Daniel Roche?

Danile Roche was born on 14 October 1999, meaning he is 22 years old.

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A quick reminder of why we love Ben Brockman

Daniel Roche, who was raised in North London, even got a nod at the British Comedy Awards in 2009 in the category of Best Male Comedy Newcomer.

He was robbed, tbh. Here's a prime example of why he should have won...

THE TALENT. We love to see it. What really set Outnumbered apart from other similar family comedies was the fact that Daniel largely improvised his lines, as was also the case with Tyger and Ramona (wow).

Does Daniel Roche still act?

He sure does.

Soon after his Outnumbered stint, in 2010, Dan snagged the role of William Brown in the CBBC revival of Just William, which was great fun if you caught it.

Dan, also, got a recurring role in Dani Harmer's show Dani's House.

Speaking of Dani Harmer, here's what her fellow Tracy Beaker castmates are up to now...


CHECK OUT: The Cast of Tracy Beaker: Where Are they Now?

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Dani Harmer as Tracy Beaker

Dani Harmer played the iconic role of Tracy Beaker in The Story of Tracy Beaker, Tracy Beaker Returns and The Tracy Beaker Survival Files from 2002 all the way up until 2012.

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Dani Harmer now

After Tracy Beaker, Dani went on to star in several other TV shows as well as her own CBBC show Dani's House, which was followed by Dani's Castle in 2013. In 2012 she came 4th on Strictly Come Dancing. Dani gave birth to her daughter, Avarie-Belle Betsy Rachel Brough, in June 2016.

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Lisa Coleman as Cam Lawson

Poor Cam had a bit of a tough time constantly being told to 'bog off' by a moody Tracy. Eventually, Tracy realised Cam's heart was in the right place and Cam became Tracy's foster mum.

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Lisa Coleman now

As well as reprising her role as Cam in Tracy Beaker Survival Files, Lisa as went on to star in other shows such as Hollyoaks, Casualty and EastEnders.

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Montanna Thomson as Justine Littlewood

Montanna played Dumping Ground resident and Tracy's frenemy Justine Littlewood. She originally auditioned for the lead role of Tracy, but it was decided she was a better fit as feisty Justine.

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Montanna Thompson now

Montanna has since appeared in TV shows such as Casualty, Sugar Rush, The Last Detective and Doctors. She's also had a son and most recently appeared in horror film Kill or Be Killed, quite different from her TB days.

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Nisha Nayar as Elaine Boyak aka Elaine the Pain

Social worker Elaine got a lot of stick from Tracy and the rest of the kids at the dumping ground, but let's be honest she was bit of a pain, wasn't she?

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Nisha Nayar now

Following her role as Elaine the Pain (she'll never shake that name, tbh), Nisha appeared in episodes of Doctor Who, The Bill and Doctors.

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Clive Rowe as Duke Ellington

Duke was a care-worker at the Dumping Ground and responsible for cooking up a storm for the kids. He had a somewhat strained working relationship with Elaine the Pain.

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Clive Rowe now

Clive has also starred in episodes of Doctor Who and even landed small roles in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and 2017's Beauty And The Beast film starring Emma Watson.He's appeared in several West End theatre productions and is a regular on the pantomime circuit.

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Darragh Mortell as Crash

Tracy and Liam aka Crash didn't get off to the best of starts in The Story of Tracy Beaker but later became one of her best friends in the Dumping Ground.

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Darragh Mortell now

Darragh joined Dani Harmer in her CBBC show Dani's House. He also stared in Casualty and Hollyoaks. As well as acting, Darragh is a 'TV writer and visual story teller' according to his Twitter bio.

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Craig Roberts as Rio Wellard

Rio was a bit of a bully to begin with, and fell out with Crash. But after a while, he softened and they became good friends.

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Craig Roberts now

From The Dumping Ground to Hollywood, Craig has gone on to star in a number of films including Submarine in 2010, as well as 22 Jump Street and the film version of John Niven's Kill Your Friends.

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Rochelle Gadd as Adele Azupadi

Adele was the It girl of the Dumping Ground and oldest member of the squad. She appeared on the show for series one and two.

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Rochelle Gadd now

Rochelle played Olivia Johnson in Hollyoaks and has also played small roles in other shows like Doctors and the TV show Suspicion.

What's Daniel Roche doing now?

According to his Instagram, Dan is still in London. You can follow him on the 'gram - @bouwulf.

Most of his posts are of a typical 22 year old having a wild time with their pals. Dan also has pictures of himself looking super cool in his rugby uniform and we're not mad at it, tbh.

As for uni? He enrolled at Kings College in London and played rugby there, too.

It is unclear what Dan is/was studying or whether he is planning to pursue a career in acting as an adult. His last on screen performance was back in 2016 when he starred in the Outnumbered Christmas special. As it was such a long time ago, who knows if Dan's interests still lie within the realm of acting...

He may be an adult now, but we all remember him as the cheeky Ben Brockman.

Let's hope he makes a return to the telly soon. Finger's crossed.

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