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‘Ted Lasso’ Star Toheeb Jimoh Thanks the Drama Teachers Who Changed His Life

Ted Lasso star Toheeb Jimoh has reunited with some of his old drama teachers and it was a moment filled with tears of gratitude.

The Nigerian-born actor, who portrays AFC Richmond player Sam Obisanya in the hit Apple TV+ series, travelled with CBS Mornings to the very stage he first performed on growing up in Norwood, London. There, he reunited with two of his teachers including Martin Blakelock and Marcus Condrun, whom Tooheb credits with changing his life:

“Do you remember that time you pulled me into your office and sat me down, and you were like, ‘I think you can be an actor.’? That meant a lot to me,” Toheeb says through tears.

“Genuinely. That really had a profound impact on me and I owe so much of what I’m doing now to you. And I’m just, I can’t thank you enough. You went above and beyond for me,” he adds, hugging Marcus.

His teachers go on to describe Toheeb as hardworking, but “not always the best behaved.” (You can check out Toheeb’s full interview HERE.)

The actor’s Ted Lasso co-star Hannah Waddingham shared a tweet after the segment was posted online, also thanking Toheeb’s teachers:

“Oh my lord this has just floored me, my friend. Couldn’t love you any more than you know I already do. Beautiful clip, just beautiful. And to your drama teacher, thank you Sir… for finding him, our Toheeb Jimoh, for encouraging him. Truly.”

The third season of Ted Lasso is out now on Apple TV+.

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Nehal is an award-winning news presenter, author of "A Kids Book About Kindness Online" and founder of CelebrityKind. She has dedicated her career to creating connected and healthy spaces in the media. When she's not writing, you'll find Nehal hanging with family, dancing to Beyoncé, interpreting Taylor Swift lyrics or watching old eps of Oprah.

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