Brassic star Neil Ashton has revealed he asked co-star Michelle Keegan to invite her husband Mark Wright on the comedy show.
The actor, 53, plays Davey in the Sky series alongside Michelle, 36, who portrays Erin Croft.
In an interview with The Mirror, Neil said he’s going to ask Michelle about getting Mark involved with a cameo, but fears he might be ‘too handsome’.
He said: ‘Michelle is one of the loveliest people. And Mark as well, they are so good together, those two. They have really lovely chemistry.
‘I’ve known Michelle a lot longer, so when you hear about someone you always hope they’re going to be nice. Has he ever had a cameo? I don’t know, I’ll message Michelle and ask her. He’s too handsome though – far too good looking.’
New cast member? Brassic star Neil Ashton has revealed he asked co-star Michelle Keegan to invite her husband Mark Wright on the comedy show
Opinion: In an interview with The Mirror, Neil said he’s going to ask Michelle about getting Mark involved with a cameo, but fears he might be ‘too handsome’
Neil went on to say: ‘I feel very blessed to be on the show. It has real slapstick comedy, but also really beautiful storylines. And we have so much fun during filming. There’s a lot of corpsing that goes on, we’re all guilty of it.
‘I’ve had a lot of times when my shoulders have started shaking during filming. We have a wrap party each year with a blooper reel, which is always hilarious.’
Brassic is reportedly set ‘to be axed after the next series’ as the cast wish to moved on from the Sky comedy to work on other projects.
The show, which stars Michelle as Erin Croft, launched its fifth season last week, with a special then coming in December.
But a new report has revealed the show could be ‘unlikely’ to return after next year as the producers work on a sixth and final instalment.
A Sky insider told The Mirror: ‘Brassic is very unlikely to return after next year’s sixth series. It’s had incredible success, but the feeling among some of the cast is that it’s time to move on.
‘Ryan was considering leaving after series five, but was persuaded to continue by the bosses at Sky. Michelle is also finding it harder to work her schedule around filming as she’s in demand for so many projects.’
A Sky spokesperson has denied that the show will end after series six however, telling : ‘Brassic has not been cancelled. The show remains one of Sky’s best performing original comedies. With a highly successful series five launch just last week, it is a firm favourite with our customers.
‘A growing number of them continue to discover this award-winning series on demand and as it airs on Sky Max, Thursdays 10pm.’
New: The show, which stars Michelle as Erin Croft, launched its fifth season last week, with a special then coming in December
Bye: But a new report has revealed the show could be ‘unlikely’ to return after next year as the producers work on a sixth and final instalment
David Livingston, Executive Producer of Brassic, Calamity Films, added: ‘The series isn’t being cancelled. We just released series five and the ratings are though the roof with a Christmas special and a sixth series in production. As the Brassic character Farmer Jim might say. ‘This is horse #*!!.’
Original comedy Brassic follows Vinnie O’Neill (Joseph Gilgun) and his five friends, including Michelle’s single mum character.
The group struggles to get by in Hawley’s fictional town and often resorts to petty crime for money.
When Dylan’s girlfriend Erin wants out to start afresh in a new town, Dylan is torn between following her or staying with the pals he thinks of as brothers.
Brassic is planning a Christmas special of the hit comedy which will air this year, with the cast seen on set last month .
A source told The Sun of the festive special: ‘It feels like a long time coming but everyone is thrilled Brassic is getting a Christmas special after four years on the box.
‘It’s going to be a foul-mouthed, festive knees-up Brassic style – forget your fairytale, it’ll be more akin to Billy Bob Thonrton’s Bad Santa and The Grinch than your schmaltzy It’s A Wonderful Life.
‘The special episode is being filmed next month around Manchester and in Lancashire and the cast are super-excited to show what a Christmas in Hawley looks like for the gang of criminal misfits.
‘There will be some surprises in the mix too, including a big name one-off casting.’
That’s a wrap! In February this year Michelle looked back on the busy time making series five by sharing a collection of behind-the-scenes snaps from the set as filming came to an end
Big love: Taking to the caption to reflect on the filming, the brunette beauty penned: ‘Wrap on Brassic season 5!!!’
The BAFTA-nominated series began back in 2019, as season four of the show was released last August on Sky Max and Now TV.
In February this year Michelle looked back on the busy time making series five by sharing a collection of behind-the-scenes snaps from the set as filming came to an end.
The actress shared that it had been ‘chaotic mayhem’ working with her co-stars on the Sky drama series, sweetly adding that she felt ‘so lucky’ to be part of the ‘special’ show.
Beaming alongside co-stars such as Aaron Heffernan and Lee Mack, who joined the show for the new series, for some snaps, others showed her with the production crew.