Shaun Ryder’s autobiography gets ITV show

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Are you ‘twisting my melon, man’? No, you heard right. Notorious hell-raiser Shaun Ryder, singer of the 80′s rave band Happy Mondays, continues his bid for world dominance – or, at least, substandard television shows.

ITV has bought up the rights to serialise Ryder’s 2011 autobiography Twisting My Melon, a book which recounts the rock star’s ‘glorious highs and desolate lows’. Some of the band’s antics have already been wryly dramatised in the classic Michael Winterbottom film 24 hour Party People.

The anarchic rock-star-turned-reality-TV-show-contestant is of course fresh from his UFO documentary in which he was shipped off to Chile, “the UFO capital of South America”, in which he spoke to alien nutters about indiscernible “found footage”.

We have a feeling Ryder’s latest venture into the TV world isn’t going to be the next This Is England, but our hopes are, erm, high. Especially if Bez and his equally famous maracas make an appearance.

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