Neil Morrissey would return to 'Men Behaving Badly' for a 'good script'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 14 February 2017
Neil Morrissey

Neil Morrissey

Neil Morrissey would reprise his role as Tony Smart in a revival of 'Men Behaving Badly' if it was a "good script"

Neil Morrissey would return to 'Men Behaving Badly' if it was a "good script".

The 54-year-old actor - who played Tony Smart in the popular British sitcom for six years - would be tempted to reprise his role if the show was to make a comeback, but only if there was a "good idea" behind the storyline.

Speaking to the Radio Times about the programme, he said: "If they came up with a good script and a good idea perhaps, because we're old blokes now and we couldn't be making the same mistakes."

However, the 'Waterloo Road' star doesn't think a revival series will "ever" be the same as it used to be.

He explained: "It can't ever be what it was - we're talking nearly 20 years ago."

And Martin Clunes - who appeared alongside Neil in the comedy sketch as Gary Strang - is believed to share the same beliefs as his co-star.

Neil explained: "Martin Clunes is in pretty much the same boat as me."

However, the 'Doc Martin' star thinks a 'Men Behaving Badly' return would be "unsavoury" following Operation Yewtree, which saw police investigate sexual abuse allegations made against Jimmy Savile.

Speaking previously, he said: "Men in their '50s being like that ... post-Yewtree, it's a little bit unsavoury, isn't it?"

But the 53-year-old actor admitted it was "really great" to reunite with his Neil for a special sketch of the show in aid of Channel 4's Stand Up to Cancer in 2014.

He said: "It was really funny sitting on a sofa with a can of Stella next to Neil... it was like no time had passed at all."

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