Vic­tor’s real-life wife joins the gang

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - EXCLUSIVE -

GREG HEM­PHILL, who stars as Jack’s can­tan­ker­ous chum Vic­tor McDade, has re­vealed Craiglang’s new­est res­i­dent – his mis­sus.

The com­edy duo have signed up former Balam­ory star Julie Wil­son Nimmo for the new se­ries. And speak­ing ex­clu­sively to The Sun­day Post on the set of the BBC Scot­land sit­com, they told us that Julie is set to be­come a reg­u­lar char­ac­ter. “We just no­ticed there was a part that was the per­fect age for her,” said Greg, 47.

“Ford was ac­tu­ally the one that sug­gested it and I thought, ‘Great, more money com­ing in to our house!’

“We don’t work to­gether that of­ten so it’s nice when we get the chance to do some­thing.

“It’s the role of a coun­cil­lor. We of­ten use char­ac­ters again and that’s the idea this time too.” Greg and Julie, who played Miss Hoolie in pop­u­lar chil­dren’s show Balam­ory, have been film­ing their first scenes to­gether at the BBC’s Dum­bar­ton stu­dios and went out on lo­ca­tion last week.

In­ter­est was height­ened af­ter it was re­vealed that this se­ries will see the death of one of the se­ries’ best-loved char­ac­ters. Book­ies have been tak­ing bets on which res­i­dent will be­come the latest client of new un­der­taker Mr Sheath­ing, played by Bruce Mor­ton.

■ Julie as Balam­ory’s Miss Hoolie.

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