"Julian Clary is pure genius"
Julian Clary's debut Children's book 'The Bolds' out on 30th July
For children aged 8 and above.
Mr and Mrs Bold are just like you and me: they live in a nice house (in Teddington), they have jobs (like writing Christmas cracker jokes) and they love to have a bit of a giggle. One slight difference: they're hyenas. Yes, that's right - they're covered in fur, have tails tucked into their trousers, and they really, really like to laugh.
So far, the Bolds have managed to keep things under wraps, even when their children Bobby and Betty were born. But the nosy man next door smells a rat (or a hyena), and a trip to the local wildlife park, and the brilliantly wacky heist that results, could be the end of Teddington's best-kept secret. Whatever will the neighbours think?
"I wanted to write a children’s book to relive the thrill I used
to get as a child entering a fictional world. The idea came from stories I used to make up
for myself as a child, and I grew up in Teddington – a very suburban place with tree-lined
streets and a nice park – so it seemed right and proper to set it there. I am thrilled to have
the wonderful illustrator David Roberts bring The Bolds to life for me. He has the ability to
convey my humour brilliantly and his drawings are always funny and endearing. Mrs
Bold’s hats are a particular delight!"
Sundays 7pm ITV from August 2nd
Since moving to the countryside, Britain's most beloved camp comedian Julian Clary has become passionate about nature. In a brand new adventure, he goes in search of Britain's most fanatical wildlife lovers, affectionately referred to as his 'Nature Nuts'.
Julian travels all over the UK for the three-part series, discovering an extraordinary range of nature fans obsessed by the creatures in their backyards and beyond. Julian and his expert film crew, boasting some of the UK's most talented natural history cameramen and women, play fairy godmother to our Nature Nuts by capturing sight of their favourite creatures in ways they've never seen before.
Julian Clary stars in Aladdin
Sat 19 Dec to Sun 31 Jan - Tickets