No more Heroes

Ardal quits sitcom role

Ardal O’Hanlon is to quit his role as superhero Thermoman in the BBC comedy My Hero.

The Irish stand-up will be replaced by Gimme Gimme Gimme star James Dreyfus in the next series of the sitcom, which will air in the spring.

O’Hanlon will be written out with a story that sees Thermoman lose his old body in  a poker game.

Executive producer Marcus Mortimer told trade magazine Broadcast: ‘There are a lot more stories we want to tell with My Hero.

‘We want to move it on and change gear.’

Work will start on the sixth series of eight half-hour shows next month.

 

Published: 1 Aug 2005

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