Lovely Sarah Millican returns

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Sarah Millican is one of those rare comedians – she seems to be liked by just about everyone.

Perhaps it’s because as well as being a top quality comic, she’s also supposed to be a thoroughly nice person.

Millican plays the Blackpool’s Opera House on Saturday as part of her new tour, Home Bird.

It is a date that was added to the tour after her original Opera House appearance (on Saturday December 7) sold out in minutes.

Born in the north east (you’d be hard pressed not to know that if you’ve heard her speak), she found fame relatively late, winning the Edinburgh Festival Fringe best newcomer with her first ever show at the festival in 2008, at the age of 33.

It was an overdue bit of good news for Millican, who had married in 1997 but divorced in 2004 and moved back in with her parents for a couple of years.

This, though, was the spark for her full-time career in entertainment for to cope with the stress of a divorce, she began attending writing workshops in local theatres.

Since her best debut award at the Fringe she has gone from strength to strength, appearing on various TV panel shows (8 Out Of 10 Cats), Have I Got News For You, Mock The Week, etc) and appearing on various radio shows.

On top of being crowned The People’s Choice: Queen of Comedy at the 2011 British Comedy Awards, Millican has appeared at The Royal Variety Performance and debut DVD, Chatterbox Live, set an all-time record in sales for a female stand-up comedienne, selling 172,000 copies in just over a month.

Just when it seemed things couldn’t get any better, last year she landed her own BBC TV stand-up show – The Sarah Millican Television Programme, which returned for a second series earlier in the year.

Millican, who has been in a relationship with fellow comic Gary Delaney for the last seven years, is at the Opera House on Saturday.

Check www.blackpoollive.com for ticket availability for Saturday’s show.