Wednesday, 20 August 2008

James Corden to write lolly gags

James Corden has signed a deal with ice cream manufacturer Walls to write the jokes for its lolly sticks.

The company is planning a return for the gags - which were phased out some 20 years ago – and has asked the Gavin and Stacey star to lend a hand.

"We want to re-launch the jokes on lolly sticks and we thought that using a comedian like James would be ideal," said a spokesman for the company.

"We have spoken to his agent about providing the jokes and he seems keen.

"We really believe that his jokes will have the nation roaring with laughter."

Corden has shot to fame since the huge success of BBC comedy Gavin and Stacey, which he co-wrote with Ruth Jones.

He scooped Best Male Comedy Newcomer while the show also won Best New British Television-Comedy at last year's Baftas.

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