Martin Clunes thinks that bringing back Men Having Badly following Operation Yewtree would be "unsavoury".

Martin Clunes

Martin Clunes

Appearing in the sitcom as Gary Strang, he thinks it'd be distasteful to reunite the characters following the police inquiry into sexual abuse allegations made against the likes of Jimmy Savile and others.

Speaking to Digital Spy he said: "Men in their '50s being like that... post-Yewtree, it's a little bit unsavoury, isn't it?"

However he did admit that it was "really great" to reunite with his co-star Neil Morrisesey for a Stand Up to Cancer sketch last year.

"It was really funny sitting on a sofa with a can of Stella next to Neil... it was like no time had passed at all."

Meanwhile, Neil's keen on reviving the comedy show but blames Martin's schedule, saying he's hard to pin down.

"When people ask us if we'd do more, Martin always says it's down to scripts, but really it's pinning Martin down that's the problem.

"Of course we probably would bring it back if we thought it could work."

And Neil wouldn't have any trouble reviving Tony Smart - his character - as he's "engrained" within him.

"It was like riding a bike. We did that series for so long and Martin and I were such good pals anyway, even before the show, so we fell into our old routine really easily, it was great.

"It wasn't difficult because we see each other regularly anyway and the characters are so engrained."

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