Will Mellor is pushing for a Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps comeback
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Will Mellor has said he’d be keen on doing a new series of Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps and that a script has already been written.
Mellor, 46, played mechanic Gaz Wilkinson, alongside Ralph Little’s Jonny Keogh, in the show for its entire decade-long run.
The show also starred Natalie Casey, as Gaz’s girlfriend - and later wife - Donna, while Sheridan Smith played Jonny’s better-half Janet.
The show first appeared on our screens all the way back in 2001 and ran until 2011 - although Little bowed out the show at the end of season six and Smith called it a day after the eighth season.
Now, more than two decades after it ended - Mellor reckons it’s the ideal time to bring it back.
In an interview with the Daily Star, he said: "Two Pints represented the working class who are really struggling at the moment.
"The reason why it lasted so long is because people loved it. We have got a script - Two Pints: Last Orders.
"If they wanted to make it I would do it just to say thank you for all the support to the people who loved the show.''
He added: "I'm a self-employed actor so we've got to keep moving with the times and keep doing what you have to do. It's a show that I loved and it was a massive part of my life and a big part of other people's lives.
"Nostalgia is a big thing as well so why not bring it back? Even if it's for a little one-off like they did with Gavin & Stacey.''
And this isn’t the first time Mellor has spoken about making a new series of the hit show.
In January last year, he said there was definitely a 'massive audience' for a reboot and even shared a few details about the possible plot.
He told the Daily Star: “We've got the scripts - It's called Two Pints: Last Orders. It's revamped. It's a spin-off about Gaz and Johnny, and it's really funny.
“It's been brought up to the modern day but Gaz and Johnny are still very old school and sit in the pub talking about pies and beer.”
Mellor added that the concept had unfortunately been given the knock back by the BBC, but revealed that they were exploring other avenues, including streaming services.
“Fans are going mad for it, so we've got the audience,” he added.
“The BBC said no, they don't want to revisit Two Pints. Now we're going to look for someone else, whether it's another channel, whether it's Britbox or Netflix, because there's a massive audience for this.”
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