SCOTTISH comedian Paul Black has announced he will star in a brand new Hogmanay comedy special on BBC Scotland.

The Glaswegian, known for his viral online comedy sketches, said it was an "absolute dream" to follow in the footsteps of the likes Still Game and create his own New Year's Eve programme for the broadcaster.

The parody finds Black on a mission to find out who stole the prize money from his local social club's annual New Year's Eve karaoke competition as he fears his good reputation is at stake.

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The Scot said it was a tough job directing and starring in a broadcast show but said it was worth it in the end.

He told The National: "I'm really excited to be writing and directing for TV.

"Working on projects like this is always hard because you don't get the instant gratification like you do by posting a sketch online but it's always worth the effort.

"I got the chance to work with so many talented actors, new and established. It was so much fun to shoot more than anything and I'm excited for everyone to see it.

"It was a tough job taking on the roles of writer, director and actor but I had a fantastic and experienced crew that helped me achieve it and it all paid off in the end.

"I grew up watching Still Game and Only an Excuse on NYE so to land this iconic slot is an absolute dream." 

Gavin Smith, commissioning executive for Scripted and Comedy at BBC Scotland, told The National: “We are delighted to have commissioned TikTok star and comedy talent Paul Black for this one-off festive special.   

"First Footing perfectly captures that New Year’s Day feeling when you planned to do nothing but you’re thrown a curveball and you end up on some random adventure.”

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Black will direct and star in the whodunnit alongside fellow cast members Carl Spencer, Cindy Awor, Maureen Carr, Paul McCole, Kendra Mcpherson, Millie Graham, Bartosz Kowalczyk and Mark Black.

The show will be produced by Kathy Speirs and Margarita Veberaite and will be available on BBC iPlayer after it airs.