JIMMY Carr was so grief-stricken by the death of his friend Sean Lock that he became ill.
The comic worked with Sean for more than 15 years, including over 250 episodes of Channel 4 panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats and its Countdown spin-off.
Sean Lock’s death left me ill for weeks, says Jimmy CarrCredit: Handout
Even though he admits they were not close off screen, Jimmy was still hugely cut up over Sean’s death from cancer in August aged 58.
He said: “I just got sick. I do think grief does that. You are so emotionally beaten up and it knocked me out for two weeks.
“I was sleeping 14 hours a day. I think it’s that line – grief is the price we pay for love.
“If you feel it, it’s real. If you try the stiff upper lip or try not to engage with it, that’s when it can be very damaging.”
Jimmy said that Sean was the comedian who could make him giggle the most.
On the Changes podcast, he added: “Sean Lock was the guy who made me cry with laughter more than anyone else.
“There’s a lot of stuff on YouTube to back it up.
“I really miss him. I really miss that thing.”
Sean is certainly hugely missed.
Jen’s fizz quiz pity
IF contestants on The Chase ever lose out to Jenny Ryan, at least they might not go home empty-handed.
The quiz queen, aka The Vixen, revealed she once gave out her own consolation prize after bumping into one of her failed challengers from The Chase on a night out at a drag bar.
He had also been a contestant on University Challenge.
She told the My Mate Bought A Toaster podcast: “I sent them a bottle of prosecco, and then I was like, ‘That’s actually even worse, isn’t it? That’s really humiliating.’ Bless him.”
TELLY viewers’ biggest gripe right now is their favourite shows going woke.
But in the case of Jeremy Piven, he’s all for it.
The US actor, who starred in ITV period drama Mr Selfridge, wants his previous hit show Entourage to make a comeback with a woke twist.
Jeremy Piven wants his previous hit show Entourage to make a comebackCredit: 2014 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Jeremy, who played gobby talent agent Ari Gold, said: “I think what would be really fun with Ari would be to watch him try to tone it down.
“That exercise in itself to me is funny, just to think about.
“Because how long would he last?
“Eleven seconds, 11 days, 11 months? We don’t know.
“As an actor I would love to play that.”
Entourage aired between 2004 and 2011 and ran for eight seasons.
The HBO series featured his character Ari guiding the movie career of Vincent Chase, played by Adrian Grenier, whose school pals go along for the ride.
Jeremy believes there is a huge desire from fans to bring it back.
He added: “People are definitely missing the show.”