Champion cast revealed for new musical drama on BBC One

Meet the Champion 2023 cast

New musical drama Champion has arrived on BBC One – here’s a full run down of who’s on the cast.

Champion is the first TV project from Candice Carty-Williams, author of The Sunday Times bestselling novels Queenie and People Person.

A teaser shares: “Rap sensation Bosco Champion is home from prison, and ready to dominate the music industry once more. But when his dutiful younger sister Vita’s own talent is discovered by Bosco’s rival, she steps out of her brother’s shadow to become a performer in her own right, setting the Champion siblings against one another and tearing apart the whole family in the process.

(L-R);Honey (RAY BLK); Vita (DÉJA J BOWENS) in a recording studio, standing at a microphone
Champion cast: (L-R);Honey (RAY BLK); Vita (DÉJA J BOWENS). Credit: BBC/New Pictures Ltd/Ben Gregory-Ring

“A love letter to Black British music set in south London, Champion is a celebration of a sound that has long been the beating heart of our culture. Featuring original music written and produced by some of the leading musicians this country has to offer including Ray BLK, Ghetts and more.”

Champion 2023 cast

Here’s a full rundown of who’s on the cast of Champion:

Déja J. Bowens plays Vita
Malcolm Kamulete plays Bosco
Nadine Marshall plays Aria
Ray Fearon plays Beres

Ray BLK plays Honey
Kerim Hassan plays Memet
Adeyinka Akinrinade plays Chantelle
Tom Forbes plays Mark

Genesis Lynea plays Tayo
Jo Martin plays Dawn
Olivia-Rose Colliard plays Milan
Karl Collins plays Lennox

Rachel Adedeji plays Yemi
Keiren Hamilton-Amos plays Rusty
Corey Weekes plays Bulla
Francis Lovehall plays Laurent

Grace Farrell plays Amber
Priscilla Fagbemi plays Jade
Fergus Rees plays Philip

Watch Champion on TV and online

Champion airs on BBC One and iPlayer from on Saturday nights. The series has eight episodes.

You are also able to watch online via BBC iPlayer where all past episodes are available to stream now.

A teaser for the first episode shares: “As famous British rapper Bosco Champion attempts a comeback, his dutiful sister Vita discovers that her own talent could take her to the top. It’s Champion vs Champion now.”

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