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Monday 23 October 2017

Ireland makes me happier - comic Bishop

Comedian John Bishop poses with Aer Lingus cabin crew
Comedian John Bishop poses with Aer Lingus cabin crew

HE has Irish blood and funny man John Bishop says the country makes him happy.

The comedian, who is not due to perform here until December, took an Aer Lingus flight to Ireland and said he'd even made friends with the cabin crew.

It's understood he may be in the country on holiday.

"Landed in Cork and immediately feel happier - even made friends with everyone," tweeted the father-of-three, who posted a photo of himself with three of the plane's cabin crew.

The comic landed in fellow 
comedian Graham Norton's native county of Cork just a few weeks after he appeared on his show alongside another Irish comedian, Brendan O'Carroll.

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Bishop, who is also known for the millions of euro he has raised for charity, had missed an earlier flight to Ireland and the Aer Lingus plane seems to have been an emergency plan.

Although he is a Liverpudlian, the comedian has Irish blood.

When he took part in the TV show Who Do You Think You Are?, it was discovered that his great-grandmother, Catherine Evett, hailed from Co Armagh.

She married his great-grandfather, Charles Bishop, who was from London, in Canada.

Bishop, who used to be a pharmaceutical salesman, split from his wife and childhood sweetheart Melanie in 2000 but the pair rekindled their relationship after she saw him on stage at an open mic night by accident.

jfegan@herald.ie

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