I loved My Mad Fat Diary. I’m obsessed with the 1990s and Oasis, and I was saying ‘I have to be in this’. Then I messed up one of my auditions, so when I got it, I literally screamed. It was one of the best jobs ever, the costumes were insane, and playing a mean girl was so much fun, I can’t even tell you. Through school, I was picked on a little bit – I hate saying that, because actually I feel great about myself now, but really I was – and there were two girls in particular who I really based my character on. So now I’m happy that I went through that, because without it, I would not have been able to play Stacey the way I did.”

Sacha Parkinson (Stacey Stringfellow, My Mad Fat Diary)