Martin is Strictly a big softie
MARTIN Clunes bursts into tears every time he watches Strictly Come Dancing and Britain’s Got Talent.
The actor said he is nothing like the laddish character Gary Strang he famously played alongside Neil Morrissey in the 90s sitcom Men Behaving Badly and gets emotional when he sees reality TV contestants winning.
Martin, 55, said: “I last cried watching Strictly Come Dancing last week!
“I cry when people achieve things. I cry at Britain’s Got Talent, too.”
The Doc Martin star says he has a habit of blubbing unexpectedly.
In one recent magazine interview he welled up as he recalled Chris Martin of Coldplay singing Don’t Look Back In Anger at One Love Manchester, the concert for the victims of the Arena bombing.
And he wept over a fundraising video sent to him to persuade him to become a patron of The Horse Course charity.
Martin said his daughter Emily, 20, and wife Philippa mock him for sobbing.
He said: “I do cry easily. It’s a standing joke with my wife and daughter.”
PLANS for the UK’s largest solar farm – set to be bigger than Central Park in New York – have been unveiled.
The £400million park near Whitstable in Kent would cover 890 acres of farmland with solar panels.
It would generate enough electricity to power 110,000 homes.