Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden has joined the cast of ITV2’s ancient Rome comedy Plebs for its upcoming fifth season, which is now filming in Bulgaria ahead of a late 2019 premiere.
Holden, who recently returned to acting with a recurring role on The Worst Witch, will play Rufina, a lusty aristocrat at a banquet, who sets her sights on Jason, the gatecrashing pleb, making him her plaything for the evening.
She joins a main cast that includes Tom Rosenthal, Ryan Sampson, Tom Basden, Ellie Taylor, Maureen Lipman, Karl Theobald, Samantha Spiro and Danny Webb. Guest stars for season five include Emilia Fox, Tony Robinson, John Thomson, Tracy Ann Oberman, Kevin Bishop, Leo Gregory, Nigel Lindsay and Phil Davis
Created by Sam Leifer and Tom Basden, Plebs is set in Ancient Rome and follows three under achievers, all of whom are on a desperate quest to live the ‘when in Rome’ mantra to the full in the empire’s most exciting city. The comedy series is produced by Rise Films, with Caroline Leddy serving as the executive producer. Teddy Leifer is the series producer, while Sam Leifer is directing.