An up-and-coming Brent actor is set to star in a BBC comedy later this year.

Ricardo P Lloyd will feature as ‘Rapstaar’ in a comedy sketch called Afrish: An Afroscot in Brixton.

The new comedy show, starring and produced by Edinburgh-born model and comic Eunice Olumide, is commissioned by BBC Comedy as part of a series of three shorts.

Ricardo, 29, lives in Brent. He grew up in the borough, and attended Kensal Rise Primary School and Capital City Academy in Willesden.

Ricardo said that he hopes his work in the show will “inspire and empower” the people in his community.

He added that he wants others to be able to learn from his experience of breaking into the creative arts industry.

Ricardo said: “I was dealing with some of the challenges that a lot of young black guys face breaking into the industry. My own story is one of strength and courage and overcoming.

“It’s very important for me to inspire the next generation.”

Outside his acting career, Ricardo has also been eager to give back to the community.

He regularly spends time at Stanmore College in Harrow, helping to support children with special educational needs.

Ricardo said: “I’m trying to make a difference – hence why in my free time I go to college and help out people there.

“It’s not just about me being an artist, it’s about how many lives I can touch and how many people I can impact while I’m here on Earth.”

The official release date of Afrish: An Afroscot in Brixton is yet to be announced.