British pop star Gary Barlow is set to show off his acting skills with a cameo role in a U.K. sitcom.

The Take That singer will play a love interest for comedienne Miranda Hart on her self-titled show Miranda, and has already visited the set to shoot his scenes.

Barlow's character will fend off the advances of hapless Miranda as well as her onscreen mum in the episode, due to air next month (Dec12).

A source tells Britain's The Sun, "He has already filmed his scenes. The cast were thrilled he took part."