FRASIER star Kelsey Grammer has hinted he may join fellow Republican ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER in swapping acting for politics.

The 48-year old, who films the final series of his EMMY-winning sitcom this year (03), told reporters on America's Fox News that he hoped he would get a chance to give something back to his country.

Grammer admitted that he harbours ambitions to run for the US state from California when he finally retires from his acting career.

He said: "If you have the good fortune to become wealthy doing what you love to do, what happens is you now have an obligation to give back in some way.

"I would like to try to rid the country of the idea that it's the rich against the poor."

24/09/2003 02:32