Adam Deacon in talks for Benidorm role

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 December 2012
Adam Deacon with TriN3rgy

Adam Deacon with TriN3rgy at the Embassy of Brazil

Adam Deacon looks set to star in 'Benidorm' after entering discussions with creator Derren Litten on Twitter about being a "street kid" in the ITV1 comedy series

Adam Deacon is set to star in 'Benidorm'.

The 'Adulthood' actor has been in talks with creator Derren Litten on Twitter about starring in the ITV1 comedy series - which focuses on fictional British families who go on an annual holiday to an all-inclusive hotel complex in the Spanish resort - and believes the programme needs a "street kid".

Adam - who is from Hackney, north east London - exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "They need a street kid in 'Benidorm'. I spoke to the director and he said on Twitter it is going to happen so I'm hoping that actually happens. If he said it on Twitter then that should happen, right?

"A street kid in 'Benidorm' is definitely what is needed. I'm a massive fan of the show. How many English people go down to Spain every flipping summer? It's great."

Adam recently starred alongside 'Benidorm' writer and star Steve Pemberton (Mick Garvey) in forthcoming BBC Two comedy 'Inside No. 9' - which also features Reece Shearsmith, who wrote 'League of Gentleman' with Steve - and he found it really useful to watch and learn from the pair.

He added: "To know that Steve and Rhys are just normal people who have written their comedies and step by step they have just improved and improved is great because you can learn how to take it in your stride, relax with it and go with the flow."

Adam has recently been taking heed of Steve and Rhys' advice in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he created a promotional video with creative dancers TriN3rgy, who won a competition through summer campaign 'somewhereto_ show off' to film a clip with the 29-year-old star ahead of the city hosting the 2016 Olympics.

Speaking at the Embassy of Brazil in central London, where he unveiled the video, last night (06.12.12), Adam added: "To be asked to direct a film in Brazil is just amazing, the whole job was amazing. I really enjoyed it from judging the competition to going down to film it was great. I really enjoyed it.

"It was really a case of getting a balance between making a film and making a bit of a music video with a massive difference."

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