John Thomson, who plays Pete Gifford in the ITV drama Cold Feet, has spoken candidly about the show’s future after the programme returned to viewers’ screens in 2016. The drama about a group of friends starring John, Jimmy Nesbitt, Hermione Norris, Fay Ripley and Robert Bathurst began in 1997 and ended in 2003.
The revival, which took place 13 years later, was a huge hit with viewers and subsequent series followed.
While the cast are currently taking a break ahead of the show’s tenth series, the 51-year-old actor admitted viewers may have to wait a little longer due to the “current climate”.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, it has forced various programmes to halt production because of social distancing restrictions and new safety measures.
Speaking about the show’s return, John explained: “People keep asking when is it going to come back, it’s like how long is a piece of string in the current climate.
Cold Feet star John Thomson speaks out on show return ‘Not cancelled’
John Thomson plays the role of Pete Gifford in Cold Feet
“We’ll just have to wait won’t we. It’s not been cancelled. But it’s like a load of dramas. It’s on hold.”
Earlier this year, ITV confirmed in a statement that the much loved drama would be returning for a tenth series.
However, fans will have to wait a while before Adam, Karen, Jenny, Pete and David reappear on our TV screens as the show is taking a hiatus.
John added that he takes pride in all of the work that he has done, as he dished on his proudest career moment.
John Thomson is back on CBBC’s Scream Street in a Halloween special
“I’m proud of everything and I take pride in my work and I try to deliver a great job everytime I do it,” the Cold Feet actor remarked.
“I’m very proud of Cold Feet and when it came back it was a success.”
Elsewhere, John has been busy working on another series away from the ITV drama.
He is returning to screens in the hit CBBC animated show Scream Street.
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CBBC’s Scream Street will be back on viewers screen this month
Based on the hit book of the same name by Tommy Donbavand, the all-new hilarious second series is guaranteed to spook children this Halloween.
John will be voicing a variety of characters on the CBBC drama, including troublesome Mayor Otto and Alston Negative.
Speaking about the new series, he divulged: “I love doing all the characters, I can relate to all of them really because I’ve always loved the supernatural and everything that goes with it.
“I like Otto because he is the antithesis of me.”
Otto is the evil, scheming Mayor who is driven by greed and power in Scream Street.
He has a strong dislike of the residents of Scream Street and abuses his position of power.
John also voices the likes of Alston Negative, Dr Skully, and Niles Farr among others.
Scream Street returns to CBBC and BBC iPlayer on October 26.