Series 4 Cast Interviews
Peter Ash

Peter Ash

Plays
Darius Fry

TELL ME A BIT ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER:
Darius has become more confident and cocky since he joined the team two years ago. He is not as cool and good with the girls as he thinks he is though and he often puts his foot right in it and says a lot without thinking first!

REMIND US OF THE LAST TIME WE SAW YOUR CHARACTER AT THE END OF SERIES 3?
On a drunken night out in the last episode he tried to snog Shannon at a club when Harley wasn't there.

WHAT DO YOU LEAST LIKE ABOUT THE CHARACTER YOU PLAY?
The fact that most of the time he just says whatever comes into his head. He's not the brightest of people.

WHAT DO YOU MOST LIKE ABOUT THE CHARACTER YOU PLAY?
He's still a child in some ways and therefore has some great comic moments and one-liners. However this series, a darker side emerges which was great to play.

LAST YEAR YOU HAD SOME GREAT STORYLINES. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE AND WHY?
When Darius thinks he's in with Shannon! Even though she is totally hammered, she still tells him to get lost.

WHAT IS IN STORE FOR YOUR CHARACTER IN THIS FOURTH SERIES?
After partying in Spain, he is one of the footballers' implicated in a rape.

HE IS OVER IN SPAIN WHEN THE RAPE TAKES PLACE - HOW WAS IT FILMING IN SPAIN?
It was amazing! The best filming experience I've ever had. It was also a great bonding experience. After coming home we all seemed to get on even better.

WHAT DID YOU DO BETWEEN THE TWO SERIES? ANY OTHER PROJECTS OR PERHAPS A WELL DESERVED HOLIDAY?
I was filming "Chicken Tikka Massala" in Preston. It's a romantic comedy film due to be released soon. Other than that, just resting!

THE SHOW IS FAMOUS FOR THE COSTUMES AND GLAMOUR - DO YOU HAVE SOME GOOD OUTFITS TO WEAR IN THIS NEXT SERIES?
Definitely!! This series Darius' outfits have improved!

DID YOU BUY ANY OF YOUR OUTFITS LAST YEAR?
No. As cool as some of the clothes are, I don't think I'd wear them as me.

HAS YOUR CHARACTER CHANGED AT ALL OR IS THERE A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE IN THE DIRECTION IT IS TAKING?
Darius has become quite cocky recently. He's beginning to fall into the typical footballer stereotype!

DO YOU THINK VIEWERS WILL SEE THIS DIFFERENCE?
I hope so. There were some new sides to Darius I had to get across, so I pray they'll be noticed.

IF YOU COULD INVENT A STORYLINE TO DO WITH YOUR CHARACTER WHAT SITUATION WOULD YOU WRITE?
Darius should get a proper girlfriend or even a wife!

HAVE YOU HAD A HOLIDAY THIS YEAR - IF SO WHERE DID YOU GO, WHAT WAS IT LIKE?
Only Spain for filming Footballers' Wives so I don't think that one counts!

CAN YOU PLAY FOOTBALL?
I can't play football at all - I'm rubbish!

DO PEOPLE ASSUME YOU HAVE A CONNECTION WITH THE WORLD OF FOOTBALL BECAUSE OF THIS ROLE?
Most people assume I can play a bit and are often surprised when I tell them I'm awful!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE EVER FOOTBALLERS' WIVES MOMENT?
Probably the climax of Series 2 - Jason's death! It was a great cliffhanger with loads of suspects.

WHAT ARE YOU HOPING TO DO AFTER FINISHING FILMING THE SERIES?
Keep working hopefully. It would be nice to try something new and different.

HAVE YOU ANY LONG TERM GOALS OR AMBITIONS FOR THE FUTURE?
Not yet. I'm still pretty new to the whole business. I'm just trying to get as much as experience as possible!