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07/03/01
World Cup My Arse
- Royle Family Ricky to play England football manager

ROYLE FAMILY star Ricky Tomlinson is to forego his couch potato lifestyle in order to play a fictional England football manager in a new film, Mike Basset - England Manager.

Ricky, better known as TV slob Jim 'My Arse' Royle, will be playing the lead role in the movie about a team qualifying for the world cup in Brazil.

Mike Bassett - England Manager will be directed by Steve Barron, (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). But contrary to popular reports Fat Les star Keith Allen will not be appearing in the footie flick. However Allen has revealed he will be contributing a song for the film, rumoured to be sung by No.1 popsters, Atomic Kitten.

Busy Royle also appears as a gangster in a movie about Al Capone, set to be released this summer, and last week nailed his political colours to the mast when he declared for the Socialist Alliance in the build-up to the general election, expected in early May.





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