Armstrong and Miller drop in at North school
Nov 12 2010 The Journal
YOUNG comedians showcased their talents in front of television’s Armstrong and Miller yesterday as one of the popular duo returned to their old school.
Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller – best known for their BBC sketch programme The Armstrong and Miller Show – took time out from rehearsals for their live tour to pay a visit to Durham School, where they met pupils who hope to follow in their footsteps.
The visit was a particularly nostalgic trip back to the classroom for Alexander, who grew up in Rothbury, Northumberland, and was a boarding school pupil at Durham in the 1980s.
The pair are in the region to stage their live show at the Journal Tyne Theatre, in Newcastle, with the first performance last night and another being held tonight.
And they were delighted to be invited to the school during their short spell in the North East.
As well as watching two short performances from the school’s drama students, they were also on hand to help present a cheque to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation after the school raised £4,500 in a recent rugby tournament for the cancer charity.
Alexander, who left the school in 1988, said: “It was great to be back.