IT’S a strange time of the year in TV land.
While normal souls are looking forward to Christmas telly, we’re already watching the stuff that’ll be screened in January and beyond.
That includes a second series of Wild At Heart, which was a huge hit for ITV1 earlier this year, with audiences of over 10 million.
Which is why I put off the festive shopping yet again today and headed for ITV Network Centre in London to watch two new episodes filmed in the heat of the African plains.
Amanda Holden, who plays wife and mum Sarah, entered into the spirit of it all by wearing a leopard-print dress.
She spoke about filming the new series with baby daughter Lexi – one next month – on location with her in South Africa.
Amanda is also looking forward to an imminent Cutting It reunion. “We’re having our Christmas lunch soon, meeting up with all the girls.”
Stephen Tompkinson – last seen alongside Helen Mirren in the final Prime Suspect – stars as vet Danny.
He is heading for The Lowry next March in a new production of Charley’s Aunt, directed by Mel Smith.
Stephen has also been talking to Robson Green about a possible return for ITV nineties hit Grafters – in which they played brothers Trevor and Joe.
“Robson and I would definitely be keen to reunite again,” he said.
And he doesn’t rule out going back to the role of Ballykissangel’s Father Peter Clifford. “I’d love to find out what’s happened to him.”
Meanwhile Lucy-Jo Hudson, who played Corrie’s Killer Katy, will never forget a spot of unplanned drama after arriving in Africa to reprise her role as Rosie.
You can read about it via the link below.
Actress In Elephant Terror
Update – links to MEN Wild At Heart second series features:
Return To The Wild Side
Stephen’s A Natural With His Co-Stars