Comedian Tom Allen is writing his memoirs, titled No Shame.
The book is described as “a very funny, candid and emotional ride of a memoir by one of our most beloved comedians.”
Allen’s is also co-host of Bake Off The Professionals, and also appears on The Apprentice: You’re Fired and countless panel-shows.
Speaking about the book, Allen said: “Finally! A chance for me to talk about myself! But seriously, I’ve always wanted to write a book about feeling different to the world around me.
“Growing up in the London suburbs I felt eccentric and unusual and like an outsider, and now, living as a gay person, there are moments when I still feel self-conscious and still find myself dealing with shame at times. I wanted to write about it to make people laugh and to maybe let other people – gay or not – feel less weird after all.”
The book’s blurb says: “In these hilarious, honest and heartbreaking stories Tom recalls observations on childhood, his adolescence, the family he still lives with, and his attempts to come out and negotiate the gay dating scene. They are written with his trademark caustic wit and warmth, and will entertain, surprise and move you in equal measure.”
No Shame will be published on 12th November.