Wednesday, 29 August 2012


Here sitcom star WILL MELLOR talks about his bad habits and how Prince William once tried to save him from a fight.

From Two Pints Of Lager onwards, you’ve become TV’s best known Jack the Lad. Do you mind the title?
  I’ve taken on characters that are close to myself, and to be honest, I’m glad to be known as anything because it means I’m still working.

Maybe you’re actually a terribly posh-speaking, cravat-wearing actor who longs to do Hamlet.
  I couldn’t think of anything worse than doing Shakespeare. I like playing characters I can relate to. I think a lot of actors put it on a bit and posh it up for interviews. Have you not noticed when Robson Green was doing really well, his Geordie accent went out of the window? And don’t tell me Pat Butcher’s really that posh. I’m not having it.

Does it feel occasionally that your own life is a bit of a sitcom?
  I can’t go to the bar without a packet of crisps hitting me in the face when I order two pints. People always ask: “Where’s Donna?” I tell them, “I left her tied up on the bed”. I always play along.

I gather you can juggle. Are you a frustrated circus performer?
I think I was just a bored kid that tried to learn many things. I taught myself to play piano a bit, and juggle oranges.

Do you have any other secret skills that we don’t know about? Crochet? Origami? Growing potatoes?
I can move my ears individually to music. Why, I don’t know.

What’s your most embarrassing memory from your party animal days?
One story haunts me. I was in a posh club, had too much to drink and got into a scuffle on the dance floor with another lad. As I was threatening to take them outside, someone grabbed me from behind saying, “He’s not worth it, Will.” I turned round to argue, and found it was Prince William. I couldn’t believe I was remonstrating with the future King of England. I still got kicked out.

Is it true you asked your wife Michelle’s parents permission to marry her?
  I know it’s cheesy, but I just thought it would be polite. I’ve got a daughter now and I’d respect a lad who came to me and said, “Listen... ”. Then I’d punch him in the face and say “No”.

Are you any good at remembering anniversaries and things like that?
I got married on a Bank Holiday weekend, which helps me remember. I know it’s one of those days, so I’m not far wrong, usually. I have my romantic moments, but I’m also a typical bloke who gets on her nerves by stinking the house out and picking my nose when I’m watching the telly. So I’m not a massive catch, to be honest.

How does Michelle cope with seeing you with your “other” wives on telly? Do they ever get together and compare notes?
Steady on, She’s never had a problem with it, though I don’t think I could bear it if it was the other way round. I’d always drag it up during a row. She did get pay back, because while I’ve kissed some very nice women, I also had to snog a man. With a hairy chin. I try not to think about it.

Michelle’s a dancer, you play the piano and sing... is it always showtime round your house? When I’ve had a few I get a bit melancholy and play something emotional like Darling You Look Wonderful Tonight. It gets right on Michelle’s nerves. She just closes the door on me and goes in the other room.

Rory McGrath & Will Mellor Gravy Wrestle in Rossendale from Shooters Media on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

I hate Mondays...

Will Mellor in a chicken costume gets doused in gravy, and rain, at the World Gravy Wrestling Championship in Stacksteads. Monday 27/08/12

Sunday, 26 August 2012

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Saturday, 11 August 2012

Series 2 In with the Flynns

In With The Flynns 2

What would Gaz Wilkinson say about the United Shirt!!! "In With The Flynns" Series 2 starts Friday 17th August, BBC1

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Will gets Crabby

TWO FAMOUS faces popped up at Appledore and Instow Regatta’s World Crabbing Championships on Wednesday. Rory McGrath and Will Mellor took part in the competition while filming for new Channel Five show, Rory and Will, Champions of the World. The duo joined previous champions the Floyd Team and the Trapnell Team, but did not have much luck with Will catching just nine crabs and Rory three. The winning team, the Pile family, who named themselves the ‘Outrageous PLG’, scooped first place after catching a grand total of 66 crabs. Peter Reveley, Honorary Secretary of the Appledore and Instow Regatta, said it was the busiest championship in years. He said: “We had a total of 536 crabs that we counted caught by 121 different teams. “I have never seen anything like it, it was so busy, and all the local shops have done very well from it too. “Rory and Will spent a lot of time in the village and were filming for a new show that will be shown in the winter. “The weather in the morning was atrocious but the sun came out and it was a really great day.”

Thursday, 2 August 2012