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22/07/2011 10:46 BST | Updated 21/09/2011 06:12 BST

EXCLUSIVE: Rick Edwards Dares To Dream Of Being 'The Next Vernon Kay'

Rick Edwards, previously of T4, has admitted he’d love to move into comedy.

Following the announcement that he will star in a Channel 4 Comedy Labs satire about the world of TV presenting, Edwards joked: “I've not really acted before, so I was delighted to fight off stiff competition and land the part of 'T4's Rick Edwards'.

“If this is well received, hopefully I'll progress to even more challenging roles like Family Fortunes' Vernon Kay."

Kay also started out as a T4 presenter and has gone on to host the popular game show, now titled All Star Family Fortunes.

However, something tells us Edwards isn’t entirely serious about emulating his predecessor’s game-show route.

The Cambridge graduate, who performed stand-up and sketch shows during his time at university, explained: “I am keen to pursue comedy. If anyone allows me to do so.”

The one-off Comedy Lab sketch-show called Rick and Peter will see him star alongside Peter Mitchell (Hollyoaks, Cast Offs), all playing exaggerated forms of themselves.

Comedy Labs has previously launched the careers of Peter Kay, Russell Brand and Jimmy Carr.