Rik Mayall to play Greg Davies’ dad

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From www.chortle.co.uk 29th May 2013

Young One signs up for C4 sitcom

He’s often described himself as looking like a ‘fat Rik Mayall’… and now comedian Greg Davies will play the Young One’s son in a new Channel 4 sitcom.

Mayall has been cast in Davies’s semi-autobiographical sitcom, Man Down, about a disillusioned teacher and ‘childish idiot trapped in an adult’s life’.

The casting is hardly flattering for Mayall, who at 55 is ten years older than Davies, but he joked: ‘It means I impregnated someone when I was 12, and that’s pretty rock and roll.’

Mayall took part in a pilot episode in November but has now been confirmed for the full series, which is set to start filming soon.