I’ll be honest, I didn’t know who he was before researching RA. He is a British comedian and actor who co-owns Pett Productions.
Mortimer (right) and partner-in-crime Vic Reeves
In the My Kind of Day column in the latest Radio Times, Mortimer says: “I have to be careful because I have rheumatoid arthritis all over my body. Steroids keep it under control – it’s treatable, but not curable, and it flares up with a major attack every now and then.
“The doctors can only give you steroids and statistics, such as there’s a one-in-ten chance you’ll end up in a wheelchair. (My mum is crippled with it.)”