Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

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MAKING A RHOD FOR HIS OWN BACK COMEDIAN Rhod Gilbert is to tour the UK next year with his new show The Book Of John.

Rhod, right, says he gave up comedy for six years after losing his enthusiasm for stand-up, but adds that the forthcoming tour will be his most personal one yet after opening up about his anxiety problems in a BBC documentary special. He says: I did stand-up for 10 years then I didn't do a gig for six years because I was bored. I didn't feel inspired to do stand-up anymore. Suddenly I've got stuff to talk about again."

¦ Go to rhodgilbertcomedian.com for tour details.

SAM'S IN-TRAINING FOR NEW ROLE SAMANTHA WOMACK is to star in the UK and Ireland tour of The Girl On The Train, based on the gripping book by Paul Hawkins, which became a movie starring Emily Blunt.

Samantha, plays commuter Rachel, the 'girl' of the title, who believes she has witnessed a crime from her carriage window, says: "Having been thoroughly captivated by the novel, the opportunity to take on a role like this is incredibly exciting. …

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