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.


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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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