Trudie Goodwin sad about Bill axe

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 31 August 2010
Graham Cole

The Bill actor Graham Cole

Actress Trudie Goodwin believes ITV will regret axing 'The Bill' and thinks their decision was too ''hasty''

Trudie Goodwin believes ITV will regret axing 'The Bill'.

The police drama is ending tonight (30.08.10) after 26 years but the actress - who played Sergeant June Ackland until 2007 - thinks it is a bad move and that bosses didn't think it through properly.

She told the Daily Mirror newspaper:"I don't think a day goes by without someone stopping me in the street and saying how much they liked the programme and what a shame it is that it's going.

"I think it was too hasty a decision and one ITV may regret - it was beginning to find its feet again. If the last two weeks' are anything to go by, it's terrific. 'The Bill' was a bit like a neglected child, it didn't thrive."

One of the most memorable episodes of the show was in 2003, when June had to lock lips with co-worker PC Tony Stamp (Graham Cole) and the actor admits he was very nervous about it.

He told The Sun newspaper: "The toughest thing about kissing someone who I had worked with for 16 years was that it was like kissing your sister. I saw her in the make-up room before and we both said, 'Oh, God.'

"I gave her one of the sloppiest kisses she has had. We had to film it on a main road and people were tooting their horns. It was very romantic."

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