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Damon Rose Damon Rose | 12:52 UK time, Tuesday, 1 December 2009

We know you like to hear about disability things that are bubbling under on TV so here's a bit of a round-up.

This Friday night in Channel 4's Comedy Showcase you can see the latest comedy from (disabled producer) Ash Atallah - he of IT Crowd and Ricky Gervais The Office fame. It's called The Amazing Dermot and stars Rhys Darby from Flight of the Conchords, playing a master illusionist. It also features a running gag with a deaf nurse played by Genevieve Barr.

How To Look Good Naked is doing a three part disability special in the new year. Gok Wan is, by all accounts determined to make sure everyone has body confidence. Big up the TV guy! He's chosen three women whose self esteem is at rock bottom: Di (54) the blind magistrate, Claire (44) a leg amputee and Tracey (40) a wheelchair user. See how they fare on 19th January.

In the new year the Dancing on Wheels show comes to BBC3. You'll have heard little bits about this if you're an Ouch reader or read the BBC's press office pages. It could also perhaps be called Strictly Come Off Benefits or something like that. More in the coming weeks.

Notably, none of the above feature Sophie Morgan. Where will she pop up next?




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