Jack Whitehall found transition to TV tough

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Jack Whitehall finds appearing in TV shows "weird" because he is so used to performing in front of an audience.

Jack Whitehall finds appearing in TV shows "weird".

The comedian admits the transition from stand-up to appearing in sitcoms such as 'Fresh Meat' and his new show 'Bad Education' has been "a bit odd" because he is so used to performing in front of an audience.

He explained: "It's a bit odd going from having an audience laugh to doing everything in silence. You do a joke and there's nothing there. It's weird."

'Bad Education' is set in a state school and Jack wrote some of the scripts by asking pupils in a real-life educational establishment to hurl insults at him.

He explained to The Sun newspaper: "I just stood at the front of the class and asked the kids to insult me - they didn't need any encouragement.

"That was really useful in trying to make the script more authentic.

"And one afternoon we met a boy who'd been asked to leave his class, and he was amazing.

"He was really aggressive. He was stood in the corridor saying, 'Oh what the f**k is Jack Whitehall doing in our school?'

"I just stood there with a pad and asked him to talk to me, which was brilliant."

'Bad Education' begins on BBC3 on August 14.

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