Lenny Henry is one of the region's most famous sons and one of the country's favourite comedians. He started his showbiz career on the hit Central Television show Tizwas. Since then he's gone to demonstrate what a versitile performer he is.
Now a whole new audience is about to discover his talents. He's featuring in Disney's award winning animation series Phineas and Ferb. As Balvinder Sidhu reports he joins a guest list which includes David Beckham and Michael J Fox.
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Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, he said that voters may not have got to know Mr Nuttall well enough.
It will start to become wet and windy.
Some rain tonight, but turning drier by the morning.