Midsomer Murders star Fiona Dolman has previously told how she sees a different side to her co-star Neil Dudgeon, who plays her husband on the ITV show. In a redone 2015 interview, Fiona, 52, who plays Sarah Barnaby, opened up about how working with cherubic twin babies brought out her co-star’s “clown,” following their on-screen romance. Fiona appears on Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh this morning, where she can discuss working with the twins alongside Neil on the set of Midsomer Murders.
Neil has starred as DCI Tom Barnaby in the popular ITV drama since 2011.
Since then, her character has undergone many changes, including welcoming her on-screen daughter Betty, who was played by twins Abbie and Georgia.
On the plot of the hit crime drama, Sarah and Tom welcomed their daughter Betty after Fiona became pregnant in real life.
Her pregnancy was written into the script, and as a result, the actors film scenes with the twins playing their baby girl.
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Nonetheless, Neil praised the “spontaneous quality” of his young co-stars, telling the Daily Mail’s Weekend Magazine that they made the scenes “more real”.
Neil’s comments come after he poked fun at the acting skills displayed by the cast of Midsomer Murders, as he joked that a lack of talent ‘never held us back’ while discussing the new series on This Morning a year ago.
The star has reassured host Holly Willoughby that she doesn’t need to be an exceptionally talented actress to make an appearance in the ITV drama.
Neil appeared alongside his co-star Nick Hendrix, 35, who plays Detective Sergeant Jamie Winter, while offering Holly a role on their show.
Although she was thrilled with the job offer, Holly expressed concerns about her lack of acting experience.
The host told the duo, “You’re gonna have to, like, kill me real quick because I suck at acting!” I don’t know what I’m going to do!”
However, DCI John Barnaby actor Neil then teasedly quipped in reference to the cast’s acting pedigree: “That never kept us in Midsomer!”
Joining in on the joke, Nick quipped, “Neil’s been doing it for 10 years, come in!”
Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh airs this morning at 10am on ITV.