Philip Olivier wants Brookside back

'Benidorm' star Philip Olivier wants 'Brookside' to return after shooting to fame in the Channel 4 soap before it was axed in 2003

Philip Olivier in Benidorm

Philip Olivier in Benidorm

Philip Olivier wants to bring back 'Brookside'.

The 'Benidorm' actor shot to fame playing bad boy Tim 'Tinhead' O'Leary on the Channel 4 soap - which aired for 21 years until 2003 - and would love to see the show make a return one day.

He said: "I think it's a shame it went off the air. Liverpool is a great city with a huge amount of talent and I'd love to see it come back. I never turn down work to be honest."

Philip even has ideas about what could have happened to his character, who he played from 1996 until the show ended.

He added: "What would Tinhead be up to now? The way he was going, he'd probably be behind bars."

The 33-year-old star has previously been reluctant to take part in a reality TV show, but admits his attitude has now changed.

H said: "I used to say I wouldn't do 'Big Brother', 'I'm A Celebrity', stuff like that but I've changed as I've gotten older. I know I'm a good person and not a bit of a crank whose personality changes depending on where I am.

"My dream 'Big Brother' housemate would be I think he's hilarious, the way he goes off on these tangents and I like his perkiness. It would be nice having someone that upbeat around.

And the actor may also hope to be in a show alongside Leonardo DiCaprio as he has a "man crush" on the Hollywood legend.

Asked who his man crush is, he added to Attitude magazine: "Leonardo DiCaprio. I think he's captivating. I didn't think 'The Great Gatsby' was a great film but I watched the whole of it because he was in it. He's unbelievably good in everything. 'Django Unchained'. Everything. And he's really good looking as well as an amazing actor."


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