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Outnumbered Tyger runs into fans

Tyger Drew-Honey has revealed he runs a gauntlet of female admirers each time he films Outnumbered - and thrives on it.

The 15-year-old actor, who plays sulky teenager Jake in the award-winning BBC comedy, admitted he would be disappointed if he lost his fame.

Tyger, who also presents CBBC gaming show Friday Download, said: "Sometimes when I'm walking out of the BBC, there's the same gaggle of girls that always wait for all the presenters as they're coming out."

He went on: "And there's a small sense of 'can I be bothered today?'. But to be honest if it didn't happen I'd get annoyed that it's not.

"I shouldn't really be annoyed that it is happening, because I know if it wasn't I would be annoyed."

Tyger launched the 2011 Bafta Young Game Designers competition at London's Westfield shopping centre on Tuesday, joining groups of London schoolchildren for games demos and workshops to show how computer games are made.

Young people aged 11-16 can submit their designs for a new game, in teams of three, with the winning team announced at the British Academy Children's Awards in November.

The 15-year-old actor revealed he loves playing video games, but has got in trouble with his mother sometimes for spending too much time on the computer.

Tyger said: "There have been times when I've been home from school ill and I've been on the PlayStation all day and she says 'well if you're well enough to lie there and do that all day you could be lying in bed reading a book'. "

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