Grin and bear it!
Cub reporter Ed goes undercover as a polar bear…
Ed Washburn’s first job at The Post was to ‘death knock’ the bereaved parents of a footballer who’d committed suicide. His second was to go back and tell them their late son was gay, and write a story about how they ‘never knew him’.
In this week’s episode of Press, he has to dress up as a polar bear, go to a celebrity party and try to get some dirt on celebs behaving badly.
Oxbridge graduate Ed is also busy avoiding phone calls from his mum, who doesn’t know what his new job is. And he’s narrowly avoided a drunken fling with Holly (Charlotte Riley), deputy news editor at The Herald.
‘He’s thrust into the snake pit!’ laughs Paapa Essiedu, who plays Ed. ‘He enters this world alone – without his parents or much money and he’s sleeping on people’s sofas.’
Search… Ed (inset) goes to extreme lengths for a scoop