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Gay actor Russell Tovey to star in new ITV sitcom

Gay actor Russell Tovey to star in new ITV sitcom

Gay British actor Russell Tovey, best known for ripping his clothes off to become a werewolf, is to star in a new sitcom.

ITV has given the go to six episodes of the 30 minute long comedy The Job Lot about life, love and long-term unemployment.

The new show will star Russell Tovey who made his name as a werewolf in Being Human, has featured in sci-fi drama Doctor Who and recently starred in another sitcom – Him & Her.

He’ll be starring with Sarah Hadland, famous for the comedy Miranda, in the show based in a busy unemployment bureau in the West Midlands.

The ITV’s promo campaign for the show states it ‘focuses on the relationships between the people who work there, and the people who don’t work there, or anywhere else for that matter.’

The supporting cast will include Sophie McShera, Tony Maudsley, Martin Marquez, Angela Curran, Jo Enright and Navin Chowdhry.

The Job Lot will premier on primetime ITV1 next year.

Tovey has been openly gay since his teenage years and played a gay role, Midshipman Alonso Frame in Britain’s best-loved sci-fi drama, Doctor Who.