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Rob Brydon on inspiring Catherine Zeta-Jones

14 December 2011 Last updated at 12:37 GMT

Rob Brydon has shared his struggle with breaking through as a comedian in his biography, Small Man In A Book.

Brydon trained in the dramatic arts but had difficulties when he started out as a comedian.

He told BBC Breakfast that he attended the same school as Catherine Zeta-Jones and he joked that he may have been the inspiration behind her success in Hollywood.