Fake it to Make it
Series 3, Episode 7
Fake it to Make it
Air date February 20, 2015
Written by Davey Jones
Directed by Nigel Douglas
Episode guide
It's Not About the Money
Breaking In
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"Fake it to Make it" is the 7th episode in Series 3 of The Dumping Ground. It aired on February 20, 2015.


Carmen gets an audition and annoys the other residents. Elsewhere, fed up with being treated like bottom feeders, Toni and Billie decide to convince some of the other boys they have telepathic powers.

Deleted Scene

After Carmen comes back from the audition with Tee, the girls go to Carmen's bedroom where Carmen starts trying to decide which nail varnish she should wear. Tee tries to ask Carmen if she is concerned about the fact she does not know anything about science, but this falls on deaf ears.

Secret Scene

Carmen tries to ask Kazima which look would suit her better for her audition, but Kaz thinks Carmen should ask someone else. Carmen then notices something on Kaz's laptop and takes it off her - Kaz, as it turns out, has been watching a video where Carmen sent in a question to the video maker, who is now replying to her. Carmen then has Kazima attempt to recreate the look in the video. Unfortunately, Kazima botches up the job of styling Carmen's hair, who decides to get Tee to do it instead.


  • The line "the world is my lobster" was previously spoken by Tracy in classic series episode Can't Buy Me Love.
  • This is the first time at least one of the twins is called "shrimp" (in this case, by Bailey).
  • Harry is seen in a cartoon animation.
  • The scenes where the twins are briefly shown wearing blue dresses are a reference to the film version of The Shining. That film featured a pair of twins who would scare Danny, one of the film's characters.
  • Dallas Campbell is the second real life celebrity to appear as himself in The Dumping Ground.
  • Carmen wears glasses from this episode onward.
  • Tyler, Bailey, Toni and Billie can be seen playing Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U.


  • During the scene with the twins and the playing cards, when Billie picks up the seven of clubs, the angle she is holding the card changes when the camera does a close up on the card.
  • A Death Head Dave poster can be seen, which belonged to Harry, who left in the previous episode. (He may have left it as a gift, much like how Toby left some comics as a gift for Johnny in Oh, Mo!)

The Dumping Ground episodes

Series 1: Home AloneLiberty in the DGBabyS.O.S.What Would Gus Want?The Real Faith DavisThe Truth is Out ThereDreamlandA Day in The PastOh, Mo!Seriously FunnyEsmeScary Beasts

Series 2: Kick OffQuittersThe Dumping Ground ExperienceThe BarbecueFinding FrankHolding OnEnduranceI Have a DreamSticks and StonesGI JohnnyBe My GirlHopeFace The Music

Series 3: Party GamesGrand Theft DGStuck with YouMischiefNow You See MeIt's Not About the MoneyFake it to Make itBreaking InThe Long Way HomeDragon SlayerThree DaysFree to Good HomeBetter Than YouWho Are You?Where is Love?Goodbye GirlSomething BorrowedWhat Matters?Coming RoundRefuge

Series 4: Lost and FoundBear-Faced LiarStepping UpThey Walk Among UsHold The Front PageGrowing PainsSubmarineFirst Past The PostSurvivorsThe End of it AllPerfect MatchDorisRisky BusinessI TrollIt Takes TwoGetting to Know YouTwo CampsHow to be PerfectOne For SorrowTwo For Joy

Series 5: Miscreants, Robots and BulliesBack in The GameOne Giant LeapThe Fairytale PrincessSittin' in a TreeFaking ItSasha Bellman P.I.BeliefVox PopuliFreeThe WardrobeFarvelChoose Your Own AdventureMaking WavesThe Phantom of Ashdene RidgeThe SwitchMission Totally PossibleSickRough JusticeWhere You Belong#SaveTheDGWhat Lies Beneath

Series 6: Jody On The RopesSaved By The BellGive & TakeHeroesSorryNotSorryCat's In The CradleChallenging TimesTwo Sides to Every StoryUtopiaThe LurgyRyanManHolding Out For a Hero

Specials: Jody in WonderlandLiam's StoryFloss The FoundlingDumping Ground IslandSasha's Contact Meeting