In recent years cheeky Essex boy Russell Tovey has appeared in History Boys (both on stage and screen), Gavin & Stacey, Doctor Who, Sherlock and, of course, Being Human, but at the thing he's most excited about is the upcoming series of BBC3's Him & Her.
Tovey plays rude, crude and adorable Steve in the unromantic comedy, alongside Sarah Solemani, Kerry Howard and Joe Wilkinson. Him & Her first appeared on our screens in 2010 to critical acclaim, and is making a return for its third series later this year.
Speaking to Radiotimes.com at Channel 4's Stand Up to Cancer, Tovey said: "The scripts have been phenomenal this year. It’s really upped a notch and I’m very excited about it."
Why does he think Him & Her - a programme about lazy couple Steve and Becky who burp, fart and never leave their flat - has struck such a chord with British viewers?
"It’s got universal appeal," says Tovey. "It’s a love story – it’s about a couple just being with each other and enjoying each others’ company. All the characters around them are so funny and so well written - and there’s a massive heart so that’s kind of permeated the public."