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Comedians Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont have announced their engagement – on television. A title displayed at the end of the first episode of Jon Richardson Grows Up, broadcast last night on Channel 4, confirmed the news, after the comic had suggested he would pop the question. The show follows Richardson and his friend, fellow stand-up Matt Forde, travelling around the UK in a camper van interviewing people about what it means to be grown up.

JAMES CORDEN won't be giving up A League of Their Own when he takes up his new job as a US talk-show host.

• ‘I know my way around a set of hair straighteners.

BBC One is to air the pilot episode of Lenny Henry's sitcom Rudy's Rare Records next year.

Sharon Horgan is working on an American sitcom with Bob Servant creator Neil Forsyth.

Donald Sinden, who became a stalwart of sitcoms after forging his name as a Shakespearean actor, has died at his home at the age of 90.

John Cleese is going on tour again this autumn to promote his new memoirs So, Anyway…The Python star is to perform 11 dates of a one-man show based around the book, plus four signing sessions.

STEWART LEE is to perform at a promenade gig at a Victorian graveyard.

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