Saturday, 24 December 2011

Saturday, 17 December 2011

During the early 1990s I was up for a casting for a big teen drama called Hollyoaks being launched up north. It was an open audition and there were thousands of people. There were only three female and three male leads and I went up for the part of Kirk Benson. I thought I had no chance. Afterwards, I went away on holiday to a caravan site in north Wales with my sister. It was at the time when Paul Gascoigne was a big footballing star and was playing for England, and I decided to bleach my hair blond like he had done. Halfway through the holiday I got a telephone call from my mum to say I'd been called back for another audition. I was horrified. I thought I'd made a huge mistake and would never get the part with my bleached hair. I went in for the casting – there were 2,000-3,000 people up for the part. I met the executive producer Phil Redmond. I was really nervous and said: "I'm really sorry. My hair's blond." He took one look at it and said, "Don't read for Kurt, read for Jambo" – who was another character in the show. Kirk, who was eventually played by Jeremy Edwards, was suave and smooth, while Jambo was a real zany character, really off the wall. He'd climb through windows rather than go through the door and drove a three-wheeled car called Beryl. People loved him because he could do anything and get away with it. Because my hair was a zany colour it made them think of me in that role, so it turned out to be a godsend. I was called up another two times. It was a process of elimination like The X Factor. From thousands of people I got down to the last 10 and then got the part, which launched my career. Dyeing my hair was a mistake at the time but it actually made me get a part in the show. It made me instantly recognisable. I didn't have much money and couldn't afford bleach so I had to use Sun-In. I did that for about a year, then I changed it. I was in Hollyoaks for two years. It was my first major role. I knew it was going to be huge because it was being advertised on bus shelters. I went from being a normal kid on a council estate, to being on the side of a bus shelter and recognised in the street. It was a massive, life-changing moment and it was all down to me dyeing my hair blond. I'll never forget getting the part – it was one of the best feelings in the world.

Monday, 5 December 2011

Eat your heart out Tracey Emin

Will was asked to contribute to the "Love and Hearts" charity auction on behalf of Queens Road Day Centre (Peckham ) it is a day centre run by The Camden Society, the centre is used by adults with severe leaning disabilities and multi complex needs.

Friday, 4 November 2011

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Diggin' It.

Will Mellor and Bonnie Davies on Garden ER

Monday, 8 August 2011

Friday, 8 July 2011

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Tuesday, 21 June 2011


Dad Mag

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Will Mellor on Twitter

He said: “I’m not on Twitter or Facebook because I don’t do computers.

“I’m told there are loads of fake Will Mellors out there, which is annoying because if they say  anything that offends people might think it’s me.

“I don’t get Twitter. Why would you write about doing your washing or eating a sandwich?”

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Monday, 6 June 2011

The Will Mellor Buzz

Will Mellor shirtless

Sunday, 5 June 2011