Comedian and TV star John Bishop has explained that he keeps getting caught up in being a drug dealer.
The Doctor Who star believes his casual dress sense leads people to think he’s not up to anything good.
John said: “I was walking around Dudley town center recently and was mistaken for a drug dealer. I don’t know why? It seems to happen quite often.”
Liverpudlian John is on his Right Here Right Now stand-up tour in the UK and will also be on screens for the new Doctor Who series starting this month.
John, who plays Jodie Whittaker’s sidekick Dan, said he caused a stench in his tight bodysuit on his first day of shooting by farting.
Father of three John said: “I tried to pretend it didn’t happen, forgetting that I obviously had a microphone over my head and I was in overalls, and that there was a whole team of her sitting there with headphones on, laughing.
John, whose routines are family-friendly, revealed a fear of “being canceled.”
He warned: “You have to be careful.
“I don’t buy into this philosophy that you have the right to say hurtful and insulting things and say, ‘But this is just a joke. “
“I think there are some areas where jokes could never be funny enough.”
Earlier this week, ITV announced that John would be the frontman of a brand new Saturday night comedy show – The John Bishop show.
He will see John stand and chat with many famous guests every week.
Much like Jonathan Ross’s show, it will feature the hottest names in film, television, sports, music and more in front of a live studio audience.
Speaking of the new role, the comedian said, “We’ve been discussing doing a Saturday night show for ITV for a while and I’m so happy we’re finally going to do it.
“We want it to be up-to-date and up-to-date, while also incorporating the energy and fun Saturday nights on ITV are known for.”
ITV Chief Entertainment Officer Katie Rawcliffe also added, “The John Bishop Show is the perfect Saturday night fix; celebrity tales, hilarious comedy and featuring new global talent.
“John’s charismatic on-air style will delight viewers and guests alike.”
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