Tony Maudsley 'dread's wearing Benidorm costumes

Tony Maudsley has confessed he "dreads" seeing what the costume department have laid out for him to wear on 'Benidorm'

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Tony Maudsley as Kenneth Du Beke in 'Benidorm'

Tony Maudsley "dreads" having to wear his 'Benidorm' costumes.

The 47-year-old star, who plays flamboyant beautician Kenneth Du Beke in the ITV comedy, has confessed to putting on weight since quitting smoking but insists the costume department haven't bothered to buy hot pants and vests in a larger size.

Asked how he reacts when he sees what's been laid out for him to wear in his dressing room each day on set, he said: "With dread, yeah, with dread. The first thing I do is worry if it's going to fit me. I stopped smoking two years ago and I've put on three stone but they haven't changed the hot pants!"

However, the 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix' actor - who is set to star alongside Michelle Keegan and Jo Joyner in 'Ordinary Lies' later this year - is now watching what he eats in a bid to slim down.

He added: "I'm on a diet and I've lost sixteen pounds."

Meanwhile, Tony admits actors and actresses are queuing up to appear in the popular show.

He told ITV's 'This Morning': "Everyone wants a cameo. I think Derren [Litten], the writer, has a little black book and whenever he wants to inject a bit of nostalgia he refers to the little book and brings all his favourites in."

Speaking about his excitement at work with Joan Collins and other big names, he added: "Joan, obviously, my personal favourite was Amanda Barrie. I was so chuffed to do scenes with Amanda. I was like, it's 'Carry On Cleo'!"

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