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Saturday 20 December 2014

Jackman to visit Kumars at No 42

Hugh Jackman is to camero in The Kumars At No 42
Hugh Jackman is to camero in The Kumars At No 42

Hugh Jackman is set to make a star appearance in British comedy The Kumars At No 42.

The Hollywood star filmed sketches for the programme on his days off from shooting Les Miserables, revealed the Daily Mirror.

Kumars creator and star Sanjeev Bhaskar said: "We've got these sketches that we do in the show now. Hugh Jackman has done one for us. Zoe Wanamaker's done one for us as well."

Sanjeev hinted that Hugh's scenes would involve a trampoline, but didn't give anything else away.

The actor who plays a character also called Sanjeev, alongside Meera Syal as Ummi in the show, was impressed by Hugh's efforts to take part.

He revealed: "I asked him if he would do me a huge favour and shoot something.

"In the end he rather kindly, between filming scenes, came away and did a couple of things for us. So he's a great guy."

The Kumars At No 42 ran as a BBC series from 2001 to 2006 and followed aspiring chat show host Sanjeev, who invited celebrities round to his house for interviews but was always interrupted by his family.

Last year it was announced that the show had found a new home on Sky1 after a six-year hiatus.

Australian actor Hugh appears later this year in The Wolverine and next year in X-Men: Days Of Future Past.

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