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Fast Show star Simon Day on battle with drink and drugs

Comedian Simon Day is best known for his characters in the hit series The Fast Show.

Mr Day has just released an autobiography revealing his previous battle with drink and drugs.

His fortunes changed when he won a stand-up comedy competition and was spotted by comedians Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer.

He spoke to BBC Breakfast about how he got his break on the comedy circuit.

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