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Hugh Laurie's New Gig: Radio DJ for the BBC

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Hugh Laurie may have left his hit TV series House behind last year. But it looks like he's found himself a new home—on the radio!

The Golden Globe-winning actor and lifelong musician has been tapped to host a six-part series on the U.K.'s BBC Radio 2 centering on his favorite subject, blues music.

Per the BBC, the 54-year-old Laurie will not only serve as the program's deejay, but he'll also perform a song each week with his Copper Bottom Band that will delve into his love of the blues.

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In so doing, he aims to trace the music's humble beginnings in the city of New Orleans to its growth as one of the 20th century's most popular, influential and uniquely American art forms as performed by such bluesmen as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, and Howlin' Wolf, among others.

And House fans who assumed that Hugh's only interest was acting might be surprised to learn that Laurie knows what he's talking about.

In 2010, he launched a music career of his own with the album, Let Them Talk, which went gold in his native Britain and featured such collaborators as Dr. John, Irma Thomas and Tom Jones. And in May, he released his sophomore effort, Didn't It Rain, and embarked on a tour.

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