Dizzee Rascal to star in sitcom?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 March 2011
Dizzee Rascal

Dizzee Rascal

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."

Dizzee Rascal

Squawking young garage MC who combines the sublime and the ridiculous in his progressive music and has scored some huge hits with 'Bonkers', 'Holiday' and 'Dance Wiv Me'.

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