Joe Sugg's The Syndicate finale surprises fans with cameo from Tanya Burr

Stephanie Chase
·3-min read
Photo credit: BBC/Rollem Productions
Photo credit: BBC/Rollem Productions

The Syndicate spoilers follow.

BBC One's The Syndicate wrapped up series four tonight (May 4) with the group winning big in the end.

The series, written by Kay Mellor, featured an all-star cast including Coronation Street stars Kym Marsh and Katie McGlynn and former Waterloo Road actor Neil Morrissey as well as Gaynor Faye and Taj Atwal.

It also featured YouTuber-turned-Strictly Come Dancing star-turned actor Joe Sugg. Joe played musician Sam, whose girlfriend Roxy (Taj Atwal) finds out she's pregnant and realises he might not be the most reliable person to start a family with.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

But in the final episode, fans were surprised to see an appearance from another prominent influencer. And no, it wasn't Joe's sister Zoella.

Tanya Burr appeared in the finale as Stacey, a make-up artist who helped the Woodvale Kennels syndicate get ready for their cheque presentation.

On Twitter, fans were shocked to see Tanya make an appearance, especially in a show which already starred one content creator.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

One viewer wrote: "Currently watching The Syndicate and man it feels like 2012 YouTube with both Tanya Burr and Joe Sugg acting in it!"

Another said: "Try telling me in 2013 that I would be watching Tanya Burr and Joe Sugg on the same show on bbc1 #TheSyndicate."

While a third added: "Hey @TanyaBurr did I just see you in #TheSyndicate. First @Joe_Sugg and now @TanyaBurr. 2 YouTubers in 1 show."

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This isn't Burr's first acting gig on the Beeb. Back in 2019, Holby City fans were surprised to see her make a cameo as a patient named Joanne, who also happened to be an influencer.

The Syndicate airs on BBC One.

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