‘It’s easier calling it Britney than the enormous, life-threatening tumour’: Charly Clive talks turning her real life health battle into a sitcom and naming golf-ball sized growth   

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  • Britney – the new show – is set to air on BBC Three on Tuesday and follows Charlie’s discovery that he has a brain tumor
  • In 2015, Charlie discovered she had a brain tumor while she was living in New York after missing her period and believing she feared pregnancy.
  • She’s now joined by her real-life best friend Ellen Robertson to portray the story in the new sitcom, based on their Edinburgh stage show.
  • The show also stars Omid Jalili as Charlie’s doctor, Dr. Pelis as Charlie’s father, Tony Gardner as Charlie’s mother, Bobby and Lia Willams as Janet.

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Funny lady Charlie Clive and his best friend Ellen Robertson are set to release a hilarious new sitcom—the story of a heartwarming real-life story.

Britney – the new show – is set to air on BBC Three on Tuesday and follows Charlie’s discovery that he has a brain tumour, in an echo of the real-life health battle Charlie survived in 2015 while living in New York. and was missing her period.

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Best Friends decided to put their fears aside and name the tumor after the pop icon, and now adds health scares to the new show.

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OUT: Funnywoman Charlie Clive (front) and her best friend Ellen Robertson (back) are set to release a hilarious new sitcom—a heartwarming real-life story

On naming the tumor Brittany, Charlie said: ‘It’s always easy to refer to it as ‘that giant tumor resting life threateningly close to your carotid artery’.

Written and starring Charlie and Ellen, Britney is based on their sold-out live show and tells the true story of a friendship between the reality of living with a diagnosis of a tumor – the girls known as ‘Britney’.

Charlie said: ‘[It’s called Britney] Because a bad b***h brain like mine can only house a bad b***h tumor and Britney Pop has the worst b***h.’

Regarding the show and the story, Charlie said: ‘Britney is a very true and very funny story when I was diagnosed with a large pituitary adenoma (a type of brain tumour)…

The star herself: On naming the tumor Brittany, Charlie said: 'It's always easy to refer to it as 'that giant tumor resting life-threateningly close to your carotid artery'.

The star herself: On naming the tumor Brittany, Charlie said: ‘It’s always easy to refer to it as ‘that giant tumor resting life-threateningly close to your carotid artery’.

‘I went back to my small childhood village to deal with it. Fortunately, my best friend Ellen was nearby’, Ellen interjected: ‘glamorously not left home yet’, while Chari continued: ‘And she is glamorous. So we were able to face it as a pair’.

The show also stars Omid Jalili as Charlie’s doctor, Dr. Pelis as Charlie’s father, Tony Gardner as Charlie’s mother, Bobby and Lia Willams as Janet.

Speaking about her supporting cast, the overwhelmed Ellen said: ”Oh my god what an incredible artist. I can’t believe any of them said yes.

Charlie continued: ‘We really wanted everyone you see in the pilot to take the roles, so it’s a real dream. We always hoped that Tony Gardner would play my dad, Bobby, if a TV show ever gets made, it’s a crazy dream that he… did?!’

Tough: Britney – the new show – is set to air on BBC Three on Tuesday and follows Charlie’s discovery that he has a brain tumor, in an echo of the real-life health battle Charlie survived in 2015, when he was in New York. was living and missing her period

He also revealed a near-casting, saying: ‘The only person I was a little disappointed about was we offered Daisy Edgar Jones the role of Charlie, but she was filming Some Kind of Irish Cheese. That’s why couldn’t do it. But Charlie does a really good job.’

On making a sad story funny, Ellen said: ‘Well, it was never a conscious decision to find humor in it. But Charlie makes me laugh more than anyone else in the world’.

Charlie continued: ‘And Ellen makes me laugh more than anyone else in the world’.

On the show, Hanson’s 1997 hit MMMBop played in Charlie’s MRI, although she revealed that it was not an accurate mirror of real life.

Rock On: On the show, Hanson's 1997 hit MMMBop was played in an MRI of Charlie, though he revealed that it was not an exact mirror of real life.

Rock On: On the show, Hanson’s 1997 hit MMMBop was played in Charlie’s MRI, though she revealed it wasn’t accurate…

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