Speaking to ITV, Heap opened up about his acting career.
When asked if he got the acting bug at school or if it came later in life, Heap said: “I just sort of always did it. I used to get little groups together and do silly sketchy things.
“ I would like to be in any play that was going. Nobody ever ever said, ‘Oh, you could do this for a living.’
“I went to university and did plays plays plays. Then I joined a theatre company that wasn’t students.
“We got a grant from the local Manpower Services which meant an Equity card in those days. So I didn’t go back to university, got a job and suddenly thought, ‘Why don’t you just do this? You’ve been doing it all your bloody life.’
“I sort of slipped into it really. It’s a strange old thing. One thing has just led to another. I’ve been very fortunate.”
The Trouble with Maggie Cole airs Wednesdays on ITV at 9pm