U.S. star Craig head­ing home for Still Game role

Evening Times - - NEWS - By TOM TORRRANCE

FOR­MER US talk show host Craig Fer­gu­son is to re­turn to Scot­tish TV for the first time in 25 years with an ap­pear­ance in Still Game.

The Glas­gow-born co­me­dian pre­sented the Late Late Show for more than a decade, be­com­ing one of the high­est paid hosts in the US.

He con­tin­ues to present US game shows but said he is de­lighted to re­turn to Scot­land for an ap­pear­ance in one of his favourite pro­grammes, the lat­est se­ries of which started film­ing last week.

Fer­gu­son said: “My am­bi­tions are more about do­ing stuff that’s fun so my first tele­vi­sion work in Scot­land in 25 years is later this year and it’s be­cause Ford (Kier­nan) and Greg (Hem­phill) sent me a script for Still Game, and I’m go­ing to do an episode be­cause it’s just hi­lar­i­ous.”

Be­fore mov­ing to the US, Fer­gu­son ap­peared in Bri­tish TV shows such as One Foot In The Grave in the 1990s.

He also acted in a num­ber of US pro­grammes be­fore win­ning the host role on the Late Late Show.

The 55-year-old de­cided to step down at the end of 2014, with James Cor­den tak­ing over the role.

Fer­gu­son said he can­not re­veal de­tails of his Still Game role but is de­lighted to be part of it.

The hit com­edy is re­turn­ing to the BBC lat- er this year, with film­ing un­der way at its Dum­bar­ton stu­dio and lo­ca­tions around Glas­gow.

Fer­gu­son said in an in­ter­view: “I’m not al­lowed to tell you what I’m do­ing, I’m not al­lowed to tell any­body and of course I un­der­stand that, but it is so funny. I loved Chewin’ The Fat and I love Still Game, so I’m de­lighted to be part of that.”

Glas­gow-born Craig Fer­gu­son has been a TV star in the United States but is com­ing home for Still Game

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