Comedy landlord to star in BBC TV show

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Eccentric pub landlord and modern artist Anthony Youel will appear on BBC3’s new comedy “Boom Town”.

Owner of the Monkey in Thurgoland, Barnsley, Youel will show off his unique collection of art, which includes altered mannequins, toilets and televisions.

The 30-minute show portrays whacky characters from all over the UK, bringing them together in the fictional community of Boom Town.

“I'm very excited about the new venture with TV," said Youel. "I'm trying to put Thurgoland on the map."

Youel is no stranger to the limelight, having made national newspapers in 2011 for his alternative 50th​ birthday celebrations. He made the 34,000km round trip to Australia to visit the town of Barnsley​, which shares the name of his beloved hometown.

He stayed for a grand total of three hours, before flying home for a poetry night at his local pub.

Here's a clip of Anthony in action at his pub

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