Dizzee Rascal to star in sitcom?
- Bang Showbiz
- 16 March 2011
This article is from 2011.
The creators of 'The Inbetweeners' have been holding meetings with Dizzee Rascal to discuss making a sitcom about the rapper
Dizzee Rascal is being targeted to star in his own sitcom.
Damon Beesley and Iain Morris - who created E4 teen comedy series 'The Inbetweeners' - have held a string of meetings with the 'Bonkers' hitmaker, as they believe his life would make the perfect framework for a new show, with the rapper said to be keen to play himself.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Damon and Iain like the idea of making a funny show about a rapper.
"Urban artists are usually portrayed in negative or bleak circumstances but they want to do something different.
"Dizzee is a big personality with loads of charisma and the writers think he would be the ideal subject for the show. It's just a question of whether or not he has the acting ability to pull it off."
Dizzee - real name Dylan Mills - has made no secret of his ambitions to move into acting and has previously said he would love to be the first black James Bond.
After topping a poll which asked who should be the first black star to portray the iconic British spy, Dizzee said: "I beat Will Smith and Jay Z. The people voted for me so I'm up for it.
"There would be a lot more swag and there would be probably be a lot more swearing and a lot more f***ing. Apart from that, I'd leave everything else the same. I might have to drive a Bugatti too. Bond has good cars."