Will Mellor and Ralf Little want to become a "late-night Ant and Dec".

Will Mellor

Will Mellor

The 44-year-old actor and Ralf, 41 - who previously starred together in 'Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps' - dream of turning their podcast into a late-night chat show.

Speaking about their ambitions, Will explained: "We’re trying to expand the podcast onto TV, our own chat show with a pub and a band. It will be like a grown-up, late-night Ant and Dec. With a few beers!"

Will's dad, Bill, passed away in April last year, and the actor admits that his death has given him a new perspective on his life and his career.

He told Radio Times: "After losing my dad I want to be positive, do whatever comes my way, have some fun experiences and not worry about what anyone else thinks. I want to make him proud."

Will recently joined the cast of 'Coronation Street' and he can't wait to see what the rest of 2021 has to offer.

He said: "This year has started off well with 'Corrie', so let’s see what else happens!"

On the other hand, Ralf plays DI Neville Parker in 'Death in Paradise'.

The BBC crime drama is filmed on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, but Will has insisted he isn't envious of his long-time friend as he wouldn't want to be away from home for so long.

The actor - who has kids Jayden, 17, and Renee, 13 - said: "I couldn’t do it, it’s too far. I’ve got kids - Ralf’s got a PlayStation, that’s why he can go!

"I’d miss my family too much, life flies by and your kids grow up."