Martin is Strictly a big softie

Daily Star Sunday - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

TEAR­FUL: Clunes

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