Matt Willis signs up for Birds of a Feather

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 25 September 2013
Matt Willis

Matt Willis

Matt Willis has joined the cast of 'Birds of a Feather' as Linda Robson's character Tracey's son Garthy

Matt Willis has signed up for 'Birds of a Feather'.

The former Busted singer will play Linda Robson's character Tracey Stubbs' son Garthy in the returning series, which is to air on ITV 15 years after it ended on the BBC, and he can't wait to get started in the role.

Matt - who previously appeared in medical drama 'Casualty' - said: "I used to watch 'Birds of a Feather' growing up so this is just a dream job.

"I can't believe I'll be working with Sharon, Tracey and Dorien."

Matt's on-screen younger brother Travis will be played by Charlie Quirke, the real-life son of Pauline Quirke, who plays Sharon Theodopolopodous in the popular series.

The classic sitcom centres around the lives of bickering sisters Sharon and Tracey (Linda), who moved in together after their husbands were sent to prison, and their man-eater pal Dorien Green, who is played by Lesley Joseph.

Charlie - who has been playing Travis in the 'Birds of a Feather' stage production - said: "For me, it's great to get this opportunity after playing Travis on the stage for the past two years. And it's great working with the two girls again -- and mum."

Filming for eight new episodes of the series - which originally aired from 1989 to 1998 - after original writers Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran penned scripts for the new series.

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