EX-REALITY star James English has launched a fundraising drive to raise £10,000 to help the homeless.

The Possilpark comedian, who starred in internet-based reality series Glow, unveiled is ambition to do more to help the city's rough sleepers during a screening of his new documentary.

Homeless at Christmas was shown to an audience at the Glasgow Film Theatre on Sunday, and James received a standing ovation for his efforts to highlight the issue.

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Father-of-two James spent seven days homeless on the streets of Glasgow for the documentary.

He worked with freelance filmmaker Gordon Campbell and warned that the documentary will shock people.

His efforts in the documentary have been applauded by prominent Glasgow figures.

North West MP Carol Monaghan said: "Thank you James English for your incredible work in highlighting the plight of homeless people in our communities.

"If you do one thing in 2018, watch Homeless at Christmas documentary."

The city voluntary organisation Help The Homeless also applauded the efforts of James.

They said: "Just back from attending James English Homeless at Christmas showing in the GFT. So many familiar faces.

"Definitely shines a light on the challenges faced by our homeless community.

"More people need to see this."

Fellow Glow star Brian Matthews said: "Just been to see the screening of James English's new documentary Homeless at Christmas. He slept on the streets for seven days right through Christmas. It was honestly so emotional, there wasn't a dry eye in the house."

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Ex-personal trainer James shot to fame in the hit Glasgow based reality series GLOW.

He quit the show to focus on a comedy career and briefly dated ex-Atomic Kitten singer Kerry Katona.

James is also pursing an acting career and his film credits include Outlander and upcoming Robert the Bruce Netflix original film Outlaw King, which also stars Chris Pine.

The JustGiving page set up for the fundraising states: "For the week over Christmas, James English slept homeless to try and raise awareness for our growing homeless problem in Scotland and the UK.

"As well as having a one night showing of the film that was made from the week, we wanted to set up a JustGiving page for the people who can't afford to come to the screening or just want to donate to the charities who helped on the week and those who continue to help all year round."

You can donate here https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/jamesenglish-homelessatchristmas