Imagine walking into your classroom at school and finding out that Sid from Skins is your new teacher!
Mike Bailey – aka Sid – decided to quit acting and take up teaching instead. He played the role in Skins from 2007, and a TikTok video from one of his students has gone viral. They wrote: “Sid from Skins (Mike Bailey) teaches at my school” with a video of Mike teaching the class.
It’s gone down well on the app, with users replying with praise for Sid (and Mike), so it seems he still has a loyal fanbase.
One commented “Bro, if Sid was my teacher I would not know how to act. I love Sid so much.” while another said, “I’ll love you forever, Sid.”
It seems attendance would improve for many students if Sid was their teacher, with one commenting: “I would go every day to school just for him.”
Despite the series being 13 years old, it still has a dedicated fanbase with TikTok users regularly posting videos using audio from the series.
In an interview with the Radio Times, Mike said: “I kind of thought ‘what the f*** am I doing with my life?’ and ended up getting in a conversation with the wife a couple of years ago and decided that those who can’t act teach. 10 years ago I never thought I’d still be talking about it, but [Sid] still does pop up every now and again. I mean, it’s always kind of been there. It’s kind of fizzled out over the years, but I mean, it was always a good thing.”
After leaving Skins Mike went on to have roles in 1066 The Battle for Middle Earthand We Are the Freaks, before moving into teaching.
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