Les Dennis to star in Life's Too Short

Details of special revealed

Les Dennis has revealed that he will play a key role in the forthcoming Life’s Too Short special.

He said that Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant were writing the new show around himself, Keith Chegwin and Shaun Williamson – aka ‘Barry from EastEnders’.

Although all three made cameo appearances alongside Warwick Davis in the original series, this time the trio – who also all appeared in Extras – will be at the heart of the story.

Speaking on the Peacock And Gamble Podcast from the Edinburgh Fringe, Dennis said: ‘I’m just going to tell you guys something we can now talk about, which I’m really excited about, is that myself, Keith Chegwin and Shaun Williamson will be working for Ricky and Stephen again next year.

‘You know Life’s Too Short, the series? They are doing a special next year and they have written it around us. We are going to film in next February.’

He said the pair had written an ‘hilarious’ script for them.

The hour-long special is expected to air in the spring of 2013 – and is likely to be the swansong for the series.

Published: 28 Aug 2012

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