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BBC commissions second series from Britain’s Got Talent winner Lost Voice Guy

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Newcastle-based comedian, Lee Ridley is to make a second series of his sitcom, Ability, for BBC Radio 4.

The last few months have been a whirlwind for the former journalist and communications officer, who won Britain’s Got Talent under his Lost Voice Guy stage name.

“It’s been brilliant seeing Lee’s well-deserved success over the last few weeks, though it’s not surprising how much he has touched people’s hearts; everyone who heard the first series of Ability will know just how funny, clever, self-deprecating and, at times, poignant Lee’s comedy can be,” said producer, Jane Berthoud.

The sitcom is about 25-year-old Matt, who, like Ridley, has cerebral palsy and can only speak using an app on his tablet.

Co-written by Ridley and Katherine Jakeaways, the first series aired in May.

“I’m delighted to get the opportunity to write another series of Ability. I really enjoyed writing the first series, and it was a joy to have Katherine Jakeaways as a writing partner. The process of writing and recording the show was fun from start to finish. I’m glad we’ll be hearing more from Matt, Bob and Jess!” he explained.

Ability is a Funny Bones production for BBC Radio 4.

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