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Alan Carr has revealed he has begun work on a new TV series with ITV - just days after he lost out on being a judge on the network's talent show Britain’s Got Talent.
The comedian, 46, was reportedly 'devastated' at losing out on the job, which ended up going to Bruno Tonioli after Simon Cowell overruled ITV bosses.
Alan will be playing himself in the series, called Changing Ends, which is based on his experience growing up as the son of a fourth division football manager in 1980’s Northampton.
Keep Calm and Carr-y on Alan!: Comedian Alan Carr,46, revealed his new ITV show days after Britain’s Got Talent rejection
The comedy series will centre on young Alan’s life and will see him deal the trials and tribulations of with puberty, self-discovery, and coming out as gay in Thatcher’s Britain.
The six-episode show will initially debut on ITV’s new streaming platform ITX, according to the Sun.
Alan co-wrote the series alongside Scottish BAFTA and RTS award winner and Two Doors Down writer Simon Carlyle.
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While the Chatty Man host will play himself in present day scenes, the young Alan will be played by breakout star Oliver Savell.
The Northampton bred comedy superstar took to Instagram to express his excitement about the project.
He wrote: 'And so it begins - first day of filming on my sitcom Changing Ends, based on my life growing up in Northampton.'
'Emotional, nervous, excited, freezing (but that's probably the weather), wish me luck.'
Changing Ends: The comedian's new show is based on his experiences growing up in 1980s Northampton as the son of a football referee