An Idiot… in Manchester: The Moaning of Life star Karl Pilkington to hold book signing in Trafford

By Scott Hunt

Fans of hit show An Idiot Abroad will be able to meet their globe-trotting idol Karl Pilkington and get signed copies of his latest book in Trafford tomorrow.

Such is the success of the round-headed Mancunian and his variety of work that people are enthralled and entertained by his frank and unique views on the world and life.

Such ‘worldy wisdom’ includes the classic phrases: “I’m really happy, I just don’t choose to show it.”

“We’ve had the Iron Age, the Stone Age – this is the p*****g about age.”

And of course: “People say having kids is life changing, well that doesn’t necessarily mean a good thing does it? I could take one of my legs off, that would change my life.”

The Sale-born star first came to public attention as producer of the radio show The Ricky Gervais Show.

Since then, Pilkington has become a cult figure, cementing his celebrity with the hit TV travel documentary An Idiot Abroad – which proved so successful it ran to three series.

Now, he is on our screens with his latest instalment The Moaning of Life which was due to culminate on Sky1 this Sunday night.

The final episode of the show, where Pilkington has travelled the globe considering some of life’s biggest issues, is set in the Philippines and looks at how culture deals with death.

In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan the final show has been postponed as it was deemed inappropriate at the present time.

That means the only way for the public to get their Pilkington fix this weekend is to turn out at Trafford Park Asda for a book signing of The Moaning of Life: The Worldly Wisdom of Karl Pilkington.

People wishing to attend are encouraged to arrive early as places are limited and there are sure to be a vast number of fans attending.

It is worth bearing in mind though that Karl is not a big fan of crowds or noise.

“Noise stresses me out. I wonder if less deaf people die of stress than people with working ears do,” Karl famously said.

So it is perhaps best to form a quiet, orderly queue to get your book signed.

The signing takes place at Asda Trafford Park on Barton Dock Road, Manchester between 12pm and 4pm.

Image courtesy of ITV via Youtube, with thanks.

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