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John Bishop: My teeth 'occupy 30% of my head'

24 June 2012 Last updated at 09:34 BST

Comedian John Bishop has revealed he had his teeth whitened when he started his television career because everyone else on TV had whitened teeth and in comparison it made him look like he had just "woken up on a bench."

Talking to Kirsty Young on Desert Island Discs he said it was particularly noticeable because his teeth "make up 30%" of his head.

He also said he felt "awkward" about fame and joked that attention from female fans has come too late in life.

You can hear John Bishop speaking to Kirsty Young on Radio 4's Desert Island Discs on Sunday 24 June at 11:15 BST (FM) or 10:00 BST (Long Wave), repeated Friday 29 June at 09:00 BST. Listen again at the above link or browse the extensive Desert Island Discs archive.

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