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Comic John Bishop brushes up on driving skills at Oulton Park

Wednesday, January 19 2011

Award-winning comedian John Bishop exchanged audience laughter for the shrieking of rubber yesterday (Tuesday) after taking a driving lesson with a difference at Oulton Park.

Bishop will be 'the star in a reasonably-priced car' on Top Gear this weekend (Sunday 23 January) and the funny-man took a break from his hectic touring schedule to brush up on his cornering skills.

The Liverpudlian, who is more at home in an automatic car, got to grips with the manual gearbox in a BMW 1 series, before taking things up a gear in the mighty BMW M3, capable of 0-60mph in 4.6 seconds.

"I didnt realise how bad a driver I was until I got here! Next time I am going to bring a caravan so I am at my own pace!" Bishop joked.

"It was a great experience and now I will wear a crash helmet even on the road! Oulton Park is superb and I really want to come back for a race meeting. The BMW is a great car, and I really enjoyed driving it. It was really impressive" he added.

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