Greg Davies loved “chucking a bucket of water in Zoë Wanamaker’s face” while making the new series of ‘The Cleaner’.

Greg Davies loved dousing Zoë Wanamaker with water on the set of ‘The Cleaner’

Greg Davies loved dousing Zoë Wanamaker with water on the set of ‘The Cleaner’

The ‘Taskmaster’ host admitted he might come across “badly” as he got so much glee from dousing the former ‘My Family’ star, 73, but felt better because she took it so well while they worked together on the new season of the BBC One show, which follows his crime scene cleaner character Paul ‘Wicky’ Winstead.

The 54-year-old comic told the Daily Star’s Hot TV column: “I’m sure that it reflects very badly on me on so many levels that chucking a bucket of water in Zoë Wanamaker’s face is right up there. “She really didn’t seem to mind though.”

Greg – who will be back on screens on March 24 in the sitcom after it first aired in 2021 – added he “enjoyed” having a laugh with other famous faces on set including Asim Chaudhry, Dame Harriet Walter and Simon Callow.

He said: “I enjoyed making Asim Chaudhry wear a greasy wig and chase me with a gun, having a fight with John Macmillan’s clown, having Simon Callow quote poetry at me and being pinned to the floor by a giant man whilst Dame Harriet Walter watched on.

“And I enjoyed talking to Alex Lawther via a fox and friend Roisin Conaty attempting to murder me whilst having my faith challenged by Mark Lewis Jones.”

When it was announced ‘The Cleaner’, based on a German comedy, was coming back for a follow-up season, Greg said he was “thrilled”.

He added: “I’m so thrilled that Wicky is back for another round of clean ups and delighted that he is doing so on BBC One.

“The cast for this season are brilliant and that there are so many distinguished actors amongst them leads me to believe that The BBC have secrets that they are using as leverage.

“Me, the writing and production teams are very grateful for this support.”