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Sunday 25 February 2018

Ben's plan B is to take time out

Rapper, actor and director Ben Drew is planning a well-earned rest
Rapper, actor and director Ben Drew is planning a well-earned rest

Plan B has revealed he is looking forward to some time off.

The 28-year-old rapper, whose real name is Ben Drew, has been busy with his directorial debut Ill Manors and the accompanying album of the same name, in between filming his role in The Sweeney opposite Ray Winstone.

"I've been working every day in the last few years, so it doesn't leave much time for life. I think I'm starting to burn out now. So after this, I'm just going to have a break," he said.

Ben is also set to play a number of summer festival appearances, including a forests tour, Ibiza and Mallorca Rocks and Serbia's Exit festival.

"I'm dreading these shows, because of the amount of preparation that goes into making sure I perform at the level that I always have. I hate not having time to get things right, because you have to put things out that you're not 100 per cent happy with," he admitted.

"That kills me. I've been working so hard and so long to do what I'm doing now, and it really upsets me when I can't do it to the level of which I know I'm capable.

"But," he added, "I will get there, and I'll put on a good show - it just means I'm not going to have a life for a little bit longer."

:: Ill Manors is in cinemas now while the accompanying album of the same name is released on July 16. For more information, see www.time4planb.co.uk.

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