‘Belfast’ star joins Alan Carr’s new 1980s-set comedy series ‘Changing Ends’

Alan Carr has written a new sitcom about his life for ITV!

Changing Ends will be based on the English comedian and presenter’s childhood in Northampton in the 1980s.

Carr has previously written an autobiography called Look Who It Is! about growing up as the son of a fourth division football manager.

From the makers of Gavin & Stacey, the six-part comedy series has been co-written with Two Doors Down writer Simon Carlyle.

While Alan Carr will appear as himself in present day scenes, Alan as a child in the ’80s will be played by Oliver Savell.

The young actor is best known for his role as Ronnie in the Oscar-winning Belfast earlier this year, alongside Jamie Dornan and Caitríona Balfe.

Watch the movie’s trailer here:

Alan Carr commented: “Well if someone had told little old me back in Northampton in the mid 80’s that ITV would give me my own sitcom based on my life I would have choked on my Flumps.”

He added: “Super proud that I can share my story with you – expect lots of giggles, pathos and nostalgia and believe it or not football – who knew?!”

ITV’s Head of Comedy, Nana Hughes has described Changing Ends as “a hilarious 1980s nostalgic comedy.”

We’ve got an absolutely adorable video here of Alan surprising Oliver Savell at home to let him know that he’s been cast in the show:

Changing Ends begins filming in early 2023 and will air on ITV in the UK later in the year.

The official synopsis reads: “Told with warmth and wit, it follows Alan’s journey through puberty, adolescence, and finally self-discovery, all against the backdrop of Thatcher’s Britain.

“As showcased in many of Alan’s stand-up shows, his experience as a gay teenager in the East Midlands is a veritable treasure trove with a rich comedic seam…

“It’s about school and family, Kevin Keegan and George Micheal, and figuring out who you are when your family are Match of the Day and you’re a bit Miss Marple.”

Belfast is available on DVD on Amazon.