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Jimmy Carr praises "funny" Millican

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Jimmy Carr

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Jimmy Carr has suggested that there are now greater opportunities for female comedians to succeed in the industry.

Speaking to The Sun, the The 10 O'Clock Live host went on to praise new Loose Women panellist Sarah Millican for not being seen purely as a "female comic".

"If anyone's reading this as a female thinking 'I want to get into comedy' you're pushing at an open door," he said. "This year I think Sarah Millican will do extraordinarily well. She's a really funny comic. She isn't a funny 'female comic'. She's just a really funny comic.

"Suddenly people will hear of her and say 'Wow, she's great - she came from nowhere'."

He continued: "I guess she was doing something else last year. But it takes a relentless five or ten-year slog to get on to TV. You're out every night in clubs and there's something about that lifestyle which takes a certain type of... stupidity."

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