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Stephen Fry retires to pen autobiography

Stephen Fry in The Kingdom

Story by Jack Foley

WRITER, actor and TV presenter Stephen Fry has announced he is to “switch off his connections with the outside world” to concentrate on completing his autobiography.

The QI host, who is one of the most popular celebrities on Twitter, has to deliver the second volume of his life story to publishers by April and said he needed peace and quite to do so.

Commenting via his website, the popular personality said: “Some people can write with ease in whatever circumstances they find themselves. I need peace, absolute peace, an empty diary and zero distraction.”

He continued: “I have a single appointment in London towards the end of January and another in Barcelona a month or so later. Otherwise I shall be as one wiped from the map of human existence. This is how it must be.

“All this is a way of saying, of course, that my Twitter stream will dry up for that period.”

Fry has vowed to return, however, saying: “I am not so sunk in false modesty as to be unaware that there are loyal followers who will emit long, loud wails of ‘Noooooooo!’ and who will feel pained and dispirited.

“But I hope they will understand that this is a) imperative and b) temporary. I shall return!”