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Bill Bailey reveals first surprising acting TV role

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Bill Bailey reveals first surprising acting TV role

Comedian Bill Bailey has revealed his first acting role was on the popular BBC medical drama Casualty.

The 59-year-old appeared on Good Morning Britain on Tuesday (27 February), calling for budding actors to be given a chance, when he opened up about his early career.

Bailey said: “I had a job in Casualty. I was playing a junior doctor.

“Did you have any lines?”, Richard Madeley asked.

“Yes, I had something like ‘Mr McIlroy will you come through now please’,” he replied.

Bailey then ironically revealed his line was then cut from the show.

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