Series 3 Cast Interviews
Peter Ash

Peter Ash

Plays
Darius Fry

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER. 
Darius is now in his second year playing for Earls Park.  He’s a bit more comfortable with the footballers’ lifestyle, and now with the arrival of Harley he’s glad he’s not the new kid anymore!  He was the youngest in the team last year.  Most people remember Darius because he was the one who had the crush on Tanya and got stuck in the sauna!  This series he still likes Tanya but he gets to dance with Jordan at the wedding.

ARE YOU LIKE YOUR CHARACTER?
I suppose I’m like him in the fact that I don’t have an outgoing personality, but apart from that nothing.

WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT BEING IN FOOTBALLERS’ WIVES?
The great characters and outrageous stories and the people are all really great!

WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER?
His innocence as he’s like a puppy dog following Tanya around.

WHAT DO YOU DISLIKE MOST ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER?
He’s not strong enough he needs to speak up more.

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.  I am fairly quiet and I’m sure I’d have no problems getting on with him in real life, because he’s not nasty.  But I don’t think he has much to say for himself.

DO YOU LIKE THE CLOTHES THAT YOUR CHARACTER WEARS?  WOULD YOU WEAR THEM AS YOURSELF? 
He has some nice suits!

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!  The wedding scenes with Jordan were fun to film.

WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR FREE TIME? 
I’m have just sat my A Levels but I tend to just hang out with my mates in Manchester.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR CHARACTERS CLOTHES AND ACESSORIES?
Last year Darius was new to the Footballers’ lifestyle and he wore less stylish clothes, but it looks like this season he’s sorting out his appearance!  I like most of the clothes he wears.

WHAT IS THE BEST OUTFIT YOU HAVE TO WEAR FOR THIS SERIES?
So far.. it would be the suit I wear for Shannon and Harley’s wedding.  It was a really nice blue one–and the suits the whole team wear come from Burton and are really comfortable and we all look very smart together.

WHAT IS YOUR STYLE?   DO YOU CARE ABOUT CLOTHES/APPEARANCE?
Most of the time I wear casual clothing like jeans and t-shirts, but sometimes I’ll make an effort and wear a shirt and trousers.  I care about the clothes a lot more than I used to.

ANY FAVOURITE BRANDS/DESIGNERS?
I usually shop at Topman, French Connection and USC.

DO YOU EVER TREAT YOURSELF TO EXOTIC OR LUXURY HEALTH AND BEAUTY TREATMENTS? 
Not yet, no.

COSMETIC ENHANCEMENT FEATURES A GREAT DEAL IN THIS SERIES OF FOOTBALLERS’ WIVES. COULD YOU EVER GO UNDER THE KNIFE? 
No way!  I don’t like the idea of some doctor cutting me up and re-arranging me!

DO YOU HAVE A PREFERRED MORE NATURAL WAY OF KEEPING IN SHAPE?
I just visit the gym now and again and hope it does some good!

IF YOU SUDDENLY RECEIVED A HUGE PREMIER FOOTBALLER’S SALARY OVERNIGHT – WHAT IS THE FIRST LUXURY ITEM YOU WOULD RUSH OUT AND BUY? 
Probably a really smart car, although I don’t even have my licence yet.

WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT BEING INVOLVED WITH FOOTBALLERS’ WIVES? 
It’s got to be working with such a brilliant cast and crew.  All of them are so cool and down to earth.

WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS OR FAMILY THINK ABOUT YOU BEING IN THE SHOW?  ANY FUNNY STORIES?  They’re really proud of me and I love them for it!  Some of my mates were huge fans of the show and it kind of ruined it for them when they saw me on screen!

HAVE YOU FILMED A MEMORABLE SCENE YET? 
I guess it would have to be dancing with Jordan at the wedding!  I had to go in for a snog…. You’ll have to wait and see if I get one!

WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR FREE TIME?   ANY HOBBIES OR SPORTS YOU ENJOY?
I love music both listening to it and playing.  I can play both the piano and the saxophone.  I spend a lot of time with my mates in the local pub as well.

CAN YOU PLAY FOOTBALL?  IF SO HAVE YOU EVER PLAYED FOR A TEAM – AT WHAT LEVEL ETC?
I’m totally rubbish I can’t kick a ball to save my life.

DO YOU HAVE A SECRET TALENT – BAR TRICK OR SUCH LIKE? 
Bar trick?  I just drink too much and fall onto the bar – how’s that?

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND BROUGHT UP? 
North Manchester.

WHAT ROLE ARE YOU MOST WELL KNOWN FOR?
This one!

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST EVER JOB? 
I used to sell pasties in Greggs when I was 15 for £2.50 an hour.