The Royle Family’s Aherne To Make The Fattest Man In Britain

June 4, 2009 by  
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Booze-battling comedy genius and first lady of sitcom stardom Caroline Aherne is returning to ITV with a new comedy called The Fattest Man In Britain.

Aherne has written the comedy about Georgie, an obese man who is trying to become the largest person in the country. However, his increasing fame proves a spanner in the works comes when he becomes something of celebrity and tourists start visiting his house.

The ever-reliable Timothy Spall will take the lead role of Georgie and Jeff Pope co-wrote the script with the 45-year-old Royle Family star.

An ITV spokesperson said: “We are hoping [Caroline] will stay with the channel.”