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Michael Barrymore has revealed plans for a TV comeback.
The comedian has not starred in a regular TV show since the aftermath of the death of Stuart Lubbock in his pool back in 2001. He has since had brief stints in shows such as Celebrity Big Brother.
The 61-year-old revealed to The Mirror that he has accepted an offer to take on a dramatic role in an upcoming drama.
He said: "I was offered something yesterday. It is actually for an acting part. I think the role will surprise people. It's dark. When I read the script I was excited and got a good feeling about it. Acting's my comfort zone.
"That's what I grew up doing, but comedy took over."
Barrymore - who previously revealed that he has been working in a local garden centre - added that he currently makes most of his money through repeats of his old »
London, Sep 13: British entertainer Michael Barrymore is set to make a return to the small screen as an actor.
The funnyman, who became a household name in Britain presenting game shows such as "Strike It Lucky", fell from grace after a man was found dead in his swimming pool in 2001, and he was back in the headlines in 2011 when he was arrested and fined for cocaine possession.
Barrymore has now revealed he is attempting to carve out a new career as an actor, and has been offered his first dramatic role in a hard-hitting Tv show.
"I was offered something yesterday. It is actually for an acting part. I think. »
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