Series 2 Cast Interviews
Peter Ash

Peter Ash

Plays
Darius Fry

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER.
Darius is the new signing to the team and as he's only seventeen, he's got a lot to learn about the lifestyle of a footballer. He's quite naive and a bit innocent but tries to fit in with the rest of the team. He soon develops a crush on Tanya - after an invite to her hotel room one night...

WHAT'S THE BEST THING ABOUT BEING IN FOOTBALLERS' WIVES?
I suppose the fact that it's a well-recognised programme, and highly entertaining. The storylines can be wild - there are so many twists, you don't know what's going to happen next.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER?
Darius has comic value in the fact that he is totally thrown in at the deep end, especially in his storylines with Tanya - he just can't believe some of the stuff that he ends up doing. I guess that's what I like about him best.

WHAT DO YOU DISLIKE MOST ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER?
He really needs to stand up for himself a bit more. He does try to challenge people at times - but so far he hasn't come off too well.

ARE YOU LIKE YOUR CHARACTER AT ALL? HOW DO YOU THINK YOU WOULD GET ON WITH THEM IF YOU MET THEM IN REAL LIFE?
The fact that I can't kick a football to save my life kind of distances me from Darius a bit! He's not loud or too outgoing though - which I suppose is a bit like me. If I met Darius in real life I'd have no problem getting on with him.

DO YOU LIKE THE CLOTHES THAT YOUR CHARACTER WEARS? WOULD YOU WEAR THEM AS YOURSELF?
In Darius' first few scenes his clothes are really casual, but later on he wears some pretty cool stuff, that I'd definitely wear as myself.

WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY THINK OF YOUR ROLE IN FOOTBALLERS' WIVES?
They're really pleased for me. Everyone's been great and believed in me, and I really thank them for that.

WHAT SCENE HAVE YOU MOST ENJOYED OR HATED FILMING SO FAR?
I really didn't like the scenes where I have to play football, because I'm awful at it! I just hope it looks better on screen than it felt to me at the time...

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR CHARACTER'S HOUSE? AND THE CARS? DO YOU THINK YOU'D LIKE TO LIVE THAT SORT OF LIFESTYLE?
Darius isn't really that flash yet because he's still new to the team. While the other players are all driving really cool cars, Darius still has his Vauxhall Nova...

HAVE YOU EVER MET ANY REAL FOOTBALLERS OR FOOTBALLERS' WIVES? DID THEY HAVE ANY REACTION TO THE SERIES?
I once met Brian Robson in a nightclub in Newquay, Cornwall. At the time I had no idea that I'd ever be cast in Footballers' Wives - so obviously I couldn't have asked him anything about it! We did get a photo of him though. My brother's got it on his wall at Uni...

WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR FREE TIME?
I'm studying for my A-levels at the moment - I'm doing English, Drama, Media Studies and Music. But when I do have any free time I just hang out with my mates. We usually just go to the local pub, or into Manchester.