Offering a rare insight into the secretive world of the big top, this three-part documentary meets some of the UK’s youngest circus stars, who are often professional performers by the time other kids are starting school.

Working seven days a week from February to November, life is far from easy, but what shines through is the youngsters’ love of the job.

Sisters Rosita, 15, and Eva, 13, are at their happiest when they are living the circus life, even if it means sharing a caravan with their parents and making do without running water. ‘We don’t mind because we love being here so much,’ says Eva.

‘We’ll never get bored of it; it’s the best!’