April 9, 2012

Russell Brand in talks with BBC for addiction doc

Comedian and actor Russell Brand is reportedly in discussion with TV network BBC to present a television documentary about addiction — something Brand has personally struggled with.

According to NME, a spokesperson for the BBC said the network is working with Brand on the program, but it’s currently only in its early stages. The Guardian also reported that if the documentary goes through, Brand is willing to waive his fee to host the program.

Since Brand has struggled with his own drug addictions in the public spotlight and has been outspoken about it (he’s spent time in rehab fighting his addictions), BBC reportedly believes he’s the perfect guy for the job.

NME also reports that the BBC is in talks about airing a charity concert, which would be organized by Amy Winehouse’s family and Comic Relief, with the proceeds going to the Amy Winehouse Foundation.

The foundation is a charity set up in the late singer’s name that helps the victims of addiction.

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