After over a decade off the telly, with the exception of a brief stint on Celebrity Big Brother, Michael Barrymore is plotting a comeback. He revealed that he has been offered a drama role and is also making a fly on the wall documentary.
Barrymore, who is best known for his shows Strike it Lucky and My Kind of People, has not been a regular on TV since Stuart Lubbock was found dead in his pool in 2001. Speaking about the comeback Barrymore 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.'
The former TV Presenter said he currently lives of the royalties from repeats of his show Strike it Lucky which first aired in the 90's. 'I am on most days on Challenge TV. It pays the rent'. Barrymore, who previously admitted he had been working in a local garden centre, has also just launched his own clothing range which is named after his dog called Dave. 'He has stuck beside me even through my relapse. Launching the clothing range was incredibly nervy. But focusing on the business has kept me well and away from drugs and alcohol.'