The 49-year-old actor - who had open heart surgery last year - said the show had not been good for his physical or mental health.
Set in a pub, it sees lead character Stephen taking over the establishment as its landlord after the death of his father, who was a local hero. Stephen can’t wait to get started, especially following the disappointment of his divorce, while his mother and sister have no interest in the family business. Andrew was fostered by Stephen’s parents when he was just 15-years-old and has remembered every single detail of the pub, while he’s also keen on re-connecting with the closest thing he’s ever had to a family.
As Peep Show nears the end of its final run, our two favourite irresponsible adults still haven’t quite found the cheat codes to a happy life. It has been truly joyful watching Mark (David Mitchell) and Jez (Robert Webb) fumble and stumble from one disaster to the next. After all the years of mooching delusion, Jez and Super Hans (Matt King) have finally cracked the music business! Well, sort of.
Mark is still in hot pursuit of his Dartmouth Uni crush April (Catherine Shepherd). Enter Super Hans (Matt King) to cheer him up and introduce him to a few new mates- like bearded oddball Wadey (Simon Meacock), who’s an aspiring bank robber keen to get his hands on Mark’s pass to the Bank (“He’s a teddy bear. Super Hans steals the limelight in this episode despite only featuring for a matter minutes, with his barmy musings on the unfairness of life as he dribbles his money away into a fruit machine.
Except if you’re Mark and Jez, in which case it’s a panicky Ready Steady Cook shotgun attempt at a pleasant evening. When Mark decides to attend a book signing, he’s stunned to find that the author is none other than the beautiful, awkward and kooky April (Catherine Shepherd) from series 2. With Mark trying to re-kindle his long-term stalking arrangement, Jez is still coming to terms with his bisexuality.
Last night’s Peep Show was back with a bang! Well ok not really a bang, more of a cynical poke in the gut- but it definitely lived up to expectations in terms laughs. Mark is still fuming at Jez for declaring his undying love for Dobby, who’s presumed to have fled to New York to escape the Croydon pair. Forced together to celebrate the stag of Super Hans (Matt King), Mark and Jez arrive horrified to discover that Hans has cleaned up his act! What’s happened to our favourite crack-addled psycho?