Mike Bullen [Cold Feet’s writer] hasn’t written it yet so it’s all very loose as to what might happen. David still wants to get back with his ex Karen [Hermione Norris], but can you revisit old times or should you move on?
Fay: I’ve suggested that Jenny get a lot of plastic surgery and goes to spas, but nobody seems to be listening. Seriously though, it would be really sad if Pete and Jenny split. Their relationship is full of love, but it’s also warts-andall, which people relate to.
Have you been surprised by the amazing reaction to the show? Fay: We just didn’t want to disappoint the people who liked it the first time round. The reaction has been unbelievable because I’ve had tweets saying, ‘I feel young again.’ It’s put a spring in people’s step and caught the imagination again because we all need an escape from the bad news that’s going on. Like The Great British Bake Off, it’s a tea break from reality. Robert: It’s marvellous and one of the greatest pleasures for me has been that people in their 20s are watching it for the first time. I’ve had people from 18 to 80 tell me how much they’ve loved it, so it isn’t just a niche thing for middle-aged people such as myself. Do your friendships as a cast feel even stronger this time around? Robert: Yes, since we finished filming this series, we’ve had dinner a couple of times and it’s been really enjoyable. We’ve known each other since 1996 and that’s a fair old wodge of our lives so we are always interested in what we’ve all been up to.
Fay: It’s different from the first time around, because we’ve grown up and it’s easier now and more relaxed. There’s not any agenda, we’re all just incredibly fond of each other. It’s like family.
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Karen says goodbye to Eddie and plans a new direction