Blind Actor Tim Gebbels to Star in TV Series

By Francesca Bardsley © Oxford Mail, England — A blind actor hopes his role in a spoof reality TV show will dispel stereotypes about disabled people. Tim Gebbels, of Kenilworth Avenue, East Oxford, stars in new Channel 4 series Cast Offs, which follows six people with different disabilities who are left on a remote British island. Mr Gebbels has had parts in shows including The Bill, William and Mary and Torchwood, but has never taken a leading TV role before. The 41-year-old plays Tom in Cast Offs, which will be screened for the first time at 11pm tomorrow night. He said: “I think the intention is to show that, okay, you have got six disabled people here, but once they are on this island, they squabble, and get on with each other, and get off with each other just as any other six people would…. READ ARTICLE

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