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Wednesday 20 August 2014

John Bishop reveals audition gaffe

John Bishop revealed he failed to get a part in Mount Pleasant

John Bishop had an awkward moment when he had to interview the cast of a new show which he had tried and failed to get a part in.

The comedian hosted a Sky 1HD season launch and interviewed the cast of Mount Pleasant, and its writer Sarah Hooper.

He then revealed to the crowd: "What people don't know is I went for a part in it and I didn't get it. Now I've got to say well done to you all."

Sarah replied: "You shouldn't have said we were like the Loose Women."

Looking embarrassed, John said he had made the joke after walking into the audition to see four women sitting at a long table.

He added: "We had to pretend I hadn't said anything. I had to read the lines and I could just see them saying 'you can f*** off'."

The part John had auditioned for went in the end to The Street actor Daniel Ryan.

The show, which begins next month, also stars Sally Lindsay and Sian Reeves.

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