Bob Mortimer felt 'nervous' for Vic Reeves on Coronation Street
20 November 2018 - 3:00 PM

Bob Mortimer felt 'nervous' for Vic Reeves on Coronation Street

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ob Mortimer was "nervous" for his comedy partner Vic Reeves when he appeared on "Coronation Street".

The 59-year-old comedian felt apprehensive for his pal - whose real name is Jim Moir - when he landed the role of former newsagent chain boss Colin Callen on the ITV soap in 2017, but Vic's character made him laugh so much he soon felt relieved.

He said: "When he was in the jungle, I was just, "What!" And then on "Coronation Street", I'll admit I did get nervous.

"Eleven million watch it and I thought, "Oh this is a big deal."

"Then I turned it on and Jim was in a shop messing about, and he put a stance on and I laughed my head off.

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"It was, "Phew!" "

While Bob is a big fan of his pal's other roles when they aren't working together, Vic admits he doesn't always watch his friend's shows, such as his stints on panel show "Would I Lie To You?", because the funnyman doesn't take in "any comedy" on TV.

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Speaking in a joint interview with Radio Times magazine, Vic added: "I like the fishing one, but I don't watch any of those panel shows.

"I just don't watch them. It's not in my area. They're really dull. But I don't watch any comedy, to be honest.

"I give it a brief look."

Earlier this year, Vic admitted he could make a cobbles comeback at some point, and hinted he would love to reprise his role as Colin on the soap.

He said: "Colin's departure isn't final, so he could be back. I'd certainly love to return."

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