Bishop lifted by comedy career

Comedian John Bishop has revealed that comedy helped him to get through bouts of depression.

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On tonight's Jonathan Ross Christmas special, Bishop talks candidly about how depression helped him get into comedy - and how time apart from his children was the lowest of his life.

The 47-year old said: "I'd split up with (my wife) Melanie and I had the kids at the weekend, and because of the nature of the job I had, as a sales director, I couldn't decide where I was in the week."

He said he used to look at Richard and Judy on the TV and think, "Why can't I be that happy?"

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