Bad Move

Jack Dee re­calls his own ‘bad move’ as his sit­com about hav­ing a dream home continues…

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The grass still isn’t any greener for hus­band-and­wife coun­try dwellers Steve and Nicky, as sit­com Bad Move re­turns for its sec­ond series.

As the six-part com­edy – writ­ten by and star­ring Jack Dee – be­gins, Steve and Nicky (Derek’s Kerry Godli­man) face more prob­lems in their quest to cre­ate their dream home.

Dodgy builders

‘Steve and Nicky are try­ing to get a builder in to fix a roof that was smashed up at the end of the last series,’ reveals Jack, who plays Steve. ‘They can’t find a de­cent builder any­where and, when they do, he’s al­most too de­cent. He’s even called Hon­est John!’

Steve and Nicky also con­tinue to deal with their nui­sance neigh­bours, Matt (Miles Jupp) and Meena (Man­jin­der Virk), as well as lo­cal rock star Grizzo, played by comic Seann Walsh, who’s among the line-up for this year’s Strictly Come Danc­ing.

Jack ad­mits he can re­late to the cou­ple’s plight as he once made a bad move of his own…

‘My wife and I at­tempted to move to the coun­try once,’ he reveals. ‘We bought a house and did it up, but by the time we’d done that we re­alised we didn’t ac­tu­ally want to live there. We couldn’t quite get to grips with the si­lence and the dark­ness out­side. I pre­fer know­ing there’s a bit of ac­tion go­ing on. Even if it’s just po­lice sirens, I find that weirdly com­fort­ing.’

Dreams in tat­ters… Nicky and Steve em­ployHon­est John (inset)

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