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Car Share ac­tress Sian Gib­son, 41, swaps a Fiat for a coach in this new mur­der mys­tery com­edy with Johnny Ve­gas and an all-star cast

W hat was it like to film in Black­pool? Oh, I love Black­pool. We used to go there on fam­ily hol­i­days when I was younger, so it was a treat to stay there again. We were blessed with glo­ri­ous weather for the first few days so we saw Black­pool at its best.

You play coach tour guide Gemma. How would you re­act if pas­sen­gers started to die mys­te­ri­ously around you?

Oh, I don’t think I would ever get my­self in such a sit­u­a­tion. I have enough trou­ble sort­ing travel for my­self, I could never or­gan­ise it for oth­ers. I got on the wrong train the other week and ended up in Crewe three times on the same jour­ney. Be­ing a tour guide is def­i­nitely not in my DNA.

Tell us a bit more about the coach that you filmed in…

Well, I’m used to film­ing in a mov­ing ve­hi­cle, but this was far roomier than a Fiat. The movie comes out around the same time as this. Which will be bet­ter – Ori­ent Ex­press with Johnny Depp or Black­pool Ex­press with Johnny Ve­gas? Well I’m ob­vi­ously go­ing to say Black­pool Ex­press and Ve­gas. Why? I’m not good with trains.

Can you re­veal a se­cret about another cast mem­ber…

Kim­ber­ley Nixon looks so an­gelic, but that girl has got a potty mouth.

The re­sponse to Car Share was amaz­ing. What has the past year has been like for you both per­son­ally and pro­fes­sion­ally?

It’s been over­whelm­ing. I don’t think Peter [Kay] or I ex­pected such a huge pos­i­tive re­sponse to the show or the char­ac­ters. So for me per­son­ally it’s been an ab­so­lute joy and, be­cause of the show’s suc­cess, I’ve been for­tu­nate enough to work on some amaz­ing shows with some won­der­ful ac­tors. It’s been an ab­so­lute dream and I’m lov­ing ev­ery minute of it.

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