BBC’s outnumbered children unrecognizable 15 years after show
Outnumbered – the British sitcom about the Brockman family – was a huge hit. The show gave a hilarious insight into family life and ran for nearly 10 years on the BBC.
The show aired for five seasons from 2007 to 2014, with the last reunion for a Christmas special in 2016. And the stars have changed a lot since then.
Hugh Dennis and Claire Skinner have been cast as the parents of three cheeky siblings. Ben was played by Daniel Roche, Karen by Ramona Marquez, and Jake by Tyger Drew-Honey. And they’ve certainly grown since their last release.
We’ve taken a look at what young actors are up to now – and how they’ve changed.
Karen Brockman – aka Ramona Marquez
Ramona played the youngest brother of the Brockman family and is now 21 years old. She is currently studying Mandarin and Spanish at the University of Manchester.
The actress looks very different now than she did in her younger days. Her curly blonde hair has been replaced with a black and red bob.
She also has several tattoos, including a huge dragon tattoo on her arm.
Jake Brockman – aka Tyger Drew-Honey
Tyger is now 26 and still working as an actor. He co-hosted the CBBC Friday Download series from 2011 to 2012.
He also played Dylan in the BBC Three sitcom Cuckoo (2012-2019). But TV fans will probably know him best for his documentary series on BBC Three, called Tyger Takes On.
He presented shows on pornography, the “perfect body”, love, sexuality and sexism. In the series, he stated that he might be bisexual.
In 2015, Drew-Honey appeared in the four-part series 24 Hours in the Past. It saw six celebrities experience life in Victorian Britain.
In 2016, he participated in the E4 dating series Celes Go Dating. He also starred as Stuck-Up Steve in the 2011 film Horrid Henry: The Movie.
Ben Brockma n – aka Daniel Roche
Hyperactive little Ben – aka Daniel Roche – was always asking his struggling parents tough hypothetical questions. Now 22, he still has his curly hair, but it’s much shorter.
For his appearances in Outnumbered as Ben he was nominated for Best Male Newcomer at the 2009 British Comedy Awards. He has also appeared in BBC One’s Casualty, the film Off Season (2008) and a number of TV adverts, including one for Kingsmill.
Roche played the title role in a 2010 BBC adaptation of Just William, which won the BAFTA for Children’s Best Drama. He also appeared in the Sky1 comedy series Little Crackers as a young Stephen Fry in 2010.
Photos on Instagram show Daniel – now in his 20s – sporting a tattoo, enjoying time with his friends. He also reunited with his former on-screen siblings last year.
The actor posed with Tyger and Ramona in a photo shared a few months ago. He wrote in the caption next to the photo: “Never again will Covid separate the family.”