Neil Morrissey wants 'Men Behaving Badly' to make a comeback two decades on - and there has been talk about a script.

Neil Morrissey

Neil Morrissey

The 56-year-old actor starred with Martin Clunes, also 56, as Tony Smart and Gary Strang in the popular sitcom, which ran for six series until its conclusion in 1998 - and now he hopes it can make a return.

Speaking at the RHS Hampton Court Palace flower show, he told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Martin and I and [Caroline Quentin] always say that we want 'Men Behaving Badly' to come back.

"If [writer Simon Nye] comes up with something ­brilliant I'll obviously do it and I'm sure [Leslie Ash] would be on board. I'm sure everybody would."

While original writer Simon also teased the possibility - "never say never" - a source close to him told the publication that talks have already begun in some form.

The insider added: "Discussions have taken place."

Although the programme showed a specific 'lad culture' from the 1990s, Neil is convinced the series could still work 20 years later without a need to change its style in light of the #MeToo movement and he suggested the gap in time could give him even more ideas for the future.

He added: "The whole point about him and Gary is that they never move on and they are still going to be misogynistic idiots today...

"Martin's character had a baby before the end of the series, so there will be some 18-year-old kid who I can send down the off-licence for me."

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