Scooter teen in TV debut

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A talented Eastbourne scooter rider is set to appear on the new Nickelodeon TV series, Fruit Shoot Get Your Skills On.

Thirteen-year-old Dante Hutchinson will receive a nomination for the King of the Skatepark Skills Award in the premiere episode on Saturday August 9 at 9am on Nickelodeon.

Dante has been perfecting his scooter skills since he was four years old and has been making a name for himself on the national and European scooter scene.

He’ll be up against three other talented skillsters vying for the “king of the skatepark” crown.

Fans can vote for Dante at from August 9.

The winner will be announced in the final episode on Saturday September 6 at 9am.

Fruit Shoot Get Your Skills On is a brand new series featuring super-skilled celebrity guests and musical performances from top UK acts including Neon Jungle and Union J.

The magazine-style show will feature hilarious pranks and showcase the talents of some of the UK’s most exceptional kids, as they compete to win a coveted Fruit Shoot Skills Award.

Fruit Shoot Get Your Skills On is presented by the Fruit Shoot Skills Crew, a nine-strong team of skilled professionals who will attempt incredible Guinness World Records titles on the show.

The Fruit Shoot Skills Crew take street skills to the next level as they inspire kids to enjoy physical exercise, learn new skills and get active.

The Crew covers a diverse range of disciplines, members include: freestyle basketballer Drew Hoops, BMX flatlander Matti Axel, urban gymnast Connor Boost, boarder Stefanie Five-O, football freestyler Laura Kicks, breakdancer B-Girl Lyra, skipper Rachael Sparks, street dancer B-Girl Issie and beatboxer MC Zani.

Dante’s mum Sian recently said, “We are all very proud of Dante’s achievements. The skateparks can get a bad reputation but Dante and other kids like him are athletes and are working extremely hard.”