Monday 20 February 2017

Irish comedian lands major role on popular Channel 4 panel show

Published 12/10/2016 | 16:30

In-demand: Kildare-native Aisling Bea has been doing stand-up and acting jobs in the UK for 10 years Photo: Karla Gowlett
In-demand: Kildare-native Aisling Bea has been doing stand-up and acting jobs in the UK for 10 years Photo: Karla Gowlett

Irish comedian Aisling Bea has been announced as a team captain on the new series of popular panel show '8 out of 10 Cats.'

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The show is set for its 19th series and will air on both Channel 4 and More 4.

The comedian and actress will be joined by fellow team captain, Rob Becket, while Jimmy Carr will continue to present the show.

Sarah Lazenby, Channel 4 Commissioning Editor, said: “We’re delighted that the incredibly talented Aisling Bea and Rob Beckett will join as team captains in its newest incarnation on More 4 whilst the dons Jimmy, Sean and Jon continue to make 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown appointment to view on 4.”

The Kildare native confirmed the appointment with a typically witty Tweet.

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