Actor Will Mellor talks to his Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps co-star Ralf Little in another lockdown episode of the sitcom which can be seen on Youtube and Facebook from Friday June 20 and listened to as a podcast now.
For nearly ten years, Mellor and Little were the voice of a generation, notorious for pushing the boundaries of acceptable humour on British TV.
After multiple failed attempts to reunite them, the boys are back as the fifth episode sees Will open up to Ralf about losing his dad during the lockdown, chiming with Father’s Day on June 21.
Recalling the last time he saw his dad, Will said “he sat in a chair outside the back door, and I sat in the garden, and didn’t hug him because of the coronavirus thing, and he passed away without me doing that.
“He actually said to me ‘if I got hold of you I wouldn’t be able to let go’.
“That was one of the last things he said to me and it absolutely killed me.”
The personal and emotive subjects discussed by the pair are bound to strike a chord with many people across the country right now, but, that’s not to say that the latest episode is not still brimming with Will and Ralf’s trademark wit and banter.
As well as discussing the difficulties Will’s faced since losing his dad so suddenly, Will and Ralf also chat about their favourite documentaries and boxsets, laugh about shouting profanities at pro-footballers, reminisce about childhood memories and discuss how they are coping in general during the lockdown.
Towards the end of the hour-long episode Will, who was in Hollyoaks and Waterloo Road, said: “Sorry it’s been a bit darker this, but I can’t help it. We have to talk when we gotta talk about things, and I know some people out there might be going through similar situations.”
Ralf, who was also in the Royale Family, said: “We should mention that we’re ambassadors of mental health charity, the Kaleidoscope Plus Group, their whole thing is to provide support for people that feel they need it.”
Episode 5 is the latest in the series of Two Pints with Will and Ralf and is available to listen to on Acast, Spotify and iTunes now.
Fans can also watch the episode exclusively via The Viral Group’s Facebook page from Saturday June 20 at 8.30pm.
The Two Pints with Will and Ralf podcast can be found here