Michael Barrymore is to return to showbusiness by playing comic great Spike Milligan in an upcoming stage play.
Opening on February 5th at Windsor's Theatre Royal, Surviving Spike tells of the life of the Goons star through the eyes of his former agent and manager Norma Foster, played by former EastEnder Gill Halfpenny.
And Barrymore will attempt to resurrect his faltering career by making his dramatic stage debut.
"He will take you on an hilarious and emotional journey as the legendary comedian, writer, musician, poet, playwright and creator of The Goon Show," the show's website said.
The former Strike It Lucky host saw his career ruined when Essex builder Stuart Lubbock was found dead in his swimming pool seven years ago, though no one was charged in connection with the death.
Terry Lubbock, Mr Lubbock's father, told the BBC: "The shine has gone off Barrymore.
"I don't think he has got any hope of resurrecting his career - although I think he'll keep trying."
Barrymore emigrated to New Zealand in 2004 with his then partner Shaun Davis, returning in 2006 to take part in Celebrity Big Brother.
Despite clashes with glamour model Jodie Marsh and politician George Galloway, Barrymore finished second in the show - the crown going to fake celebrity Chantelle Houghton.
Matt Damon returns in a new Bourne sequel.
Channeling their 'Zoolander 2' characters Derek and Hansel, they gave their opinions on the presidential candidates' fashion senses during the faux...
She's been named the IFPI's Global Recording Artist of the Year.
But the Doritos ad overtook them all.
The Oscars race is looking good for 'The Revenant' director.
The question still remains as to why he wasn't nominated at the Oscars.
A leather-clad Beyonce eclipsed even the multi-million selling clout of Coldplay...
David Bowie’s widow, Iman, has broken her social media silence for the first time...