He stayed in the role until the first episode of series 6 in July 2006 where he was replaced by James Dreyfus during the same episode. After Ardal O'Hanlon quit the show, they recast him with James Dreyfus, after George lost his body in a bet.
Ardal, who has appeared in other TV favourites such as Father Ted and My Hero, also opened up on the challenge of filming in the Caribbean for lengthy periods of time. Star of Death in Paradise (BBC One), Father Ted (Channel 4), and My Hero (BBC One), Ardal has released two Top Ten stand-up DVDs, filmed a one man special for Comedy Central (US), and has both headlined and hosted episodes of Live at the Apollo (BBC). And it’s a compulsion. Straight out of BBC and via certain PBS channels comes MY HERO, an affable, off-the-wall comedy series about that strange visitor from that distant planet, Thermoman (Ardal O'Hanlon). In 2000, O'Hanlon starred in the comedy series My Hero, in which he played a very naive superhero from the planet Ultron. See reviews & details on a wide selection of Blu-ray & DVDs, both new & used. His character juggled world-saving heroics with life in suburbia. Ardal O’Hanlon, star of TV shows such as Death In Paradise (BBC) and Father Ted (Channel 4) and My Hero (BBC), continues to tour his acclaimed stand-up show worldwide. Amazon.ca - Buy My Hero: Season 2 at a low price; free shipping on qualified orders. A multi award-winning comedian, actor, and writer, the legendary Ardal O’Hanlon comes to Kuala Lumpur for one night only! And the world is a funny place. My Hero attempted to do a Doctor Who and regenerate Thermoman in series 6. Approx. Age Recommendation: 16+ Tickets: £26.00. He hails from the planet Ultron and has only recently arrived on Earth. Running Time: 90 minutes. Because he loves it.