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Entertainment Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps lined up for BBC comeback

03:48  22 july  2021
03:48  22 july  2021 Source:   msn.com

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Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps is a British sitcom that ran from 26 February 2001 to 24 May 2011. First broadcast on BBC Two, it starred Ralf Little, Will Mellor, Natalie Casey, Sheridan Smith, Kathryn Drysdale, and Luke Gell.

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'Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps' is set to be revived.

Will Mellor holding a sign posing for the camera © Bang Showbiz Will Mellor

The hit sitcom originally ran between 2001 and 2011, but Susan Nickson - the show's creator - has now confirmed that it'll make a TV comeback and she's already held talks with the BBC about a new series.

Speaking on the 'Drama School Dropout' podcast, Susan explained: "We are talking to the BBC. They are a corporation and in a corporation there are many cogs and those cogs move extremely slowly.

"So basically what you've got, it's me, Will [Mellor], Ralf [Little] and all three of us are just going, 'Yeah, we're here, we'll do it,' and the BBC are going, 'Ah brilliant, yeah let's do it,' and I'm sort of sat here going, 'OK, when?' and they go, 'Well, we don't know'. So, what we're got is a corporation that has no idea."

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Will Mellor, who played Gaz in the hit BBC sitcom, has revealed his co-star Sheridan Smith is still refusing to discuss the idea of a comeback . It’s like she just won’t pick up the phone about it. It’s better than nothing, I guess. Two Pints And Packet Of Crisps is returning with Will Mellor and Ralf

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During the interview, Susan confirmed that Will and Ralf - who played Gaz and Jonny respectively - have both already committed to reprising their on-screen characters.

Will, 45, previously admitted he'd jump at the chance to revisit his role, saying he had "great fun" playing the character of Gaz.

Asked if he'd be interested in a 'Two Pints' revival, Will replied: "Why not? There are possibilities and I'm up for doing a special or anything like that, because I've got great memories of that show.

"People enjoyed it and liked it for what it was. So for the fans of the show who've got great memories, I'd do it for them, no problem at all.

"I loved playing the character of Gaz, as he was great fun to play. Twenty years has just flown by. Why not revisit it?"

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