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Opening night of Hamlet

Frank Skinner - Opening night of Hamlet at the Barbican - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 25th August 2015

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Jonathan Ross' Halloween party - Arrivals

Frank Skinner and Cath Mason - Jonathan Ross' Halloween party - Arrivals at Hampstead Way - London, United Kingdom - Friday 31st October 2014

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Sky Arts HD Portrait Artist of the Year 2014

Frank Skinner and Comhghall Casey - Irish celebrities Sharon Corr ,Colm Meaney and Neil Hannon sitting as models for the Irish heats of Sky Arts HD Portrait Artist of the Year 2014 in the Great Room in the Irish Museum of Modern Art,Kilmainham. - Dublin, Ireland - Sunday 15th June 2014

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Frank Skinner Is The Latest Star Set For 'Doctor Who' Cameo


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Last month we learned that Hermione Norris would be starring in an episode of Doctor Who, now it looks as though Frank Skinner get his own guest role as Peter Capaldi takes those famous reigns from Matt Smith in his first series as The Doctor.

Doctor WhoPeter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman on set for Doctor Who

Skinner said he was “beyond excited” about his upcoming cameo. "It's no secret that Frank's been pitching vigorously to get into Doctor Who for a while," said the show's executive producer, Steven Moffat. "He's been volunteering to be 'third monster on the left' as long as I've been in this job," he joked, according to The BBC.

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2014 Radio Academy Awards

Frank Skinner - 2014 Radio Academy Awards at The Grosvenor Hotel - Departures - London, United Kingdom - Monday 12th May 2014

Celebrities at the ITV studios

Frank Skinner - Frank Skinner outside the ITV studios - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 7th May 2014

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Benefits Street: Frank Skinner Reveals Job Offer As Viewing Figures Rocket


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Channel 4's Benefits Street has sparked a public outcry like never seen before after its first episode aired last week. The programme focusses on one street in the Birmingham town of Winson Green where a high number of residents receive benefit payments.

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Residents Of James Turner St. Have Complained That They Were Misrepresented In The Programme.

The residents of the street have argued that they have been misrepresented in the show which Channel 4 describes as a "sympathetic, human and objective portrayal of how people are coping with continuing austerity and cuts in benefits." A petition on Change.org has garnered thousands of signatures ordering the channel to take the 5-part show off-air and for a donation to be made to a relevant charity for 'the harm caused."

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Frank Skinner Turned Down Role For Narrating 'Benefits Street'


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Frank Skinner has revealed he turned down an offer to voice over the Channel 4 documentary 'Benefits Street'.

The Birmingham native didn't want to degrade anyone who is a resident where he grew up.

Skinner told The Birmingham Mail, he didn't want to be "involved in something where I'm derogatory about people from Birmingham".

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Why Did Frank Skinner Turn Down 'Benefits Street' Job?


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Comedian Frank Skinner turned down a narrating job on Channel 4 documentary Benefits Street because he was unwilling to criticise his hometown of Birmingham on television.

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The Room 101 host grew up in Oldbury, just outside the city, and was wary of how the show planned to present local people. Skinner was approached to do the voiceover for the series, which purports to explore the "community spirit" in Winson Green's James Turner Street.

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