Toast of London’s Matt Berry on working with childhood heroes Vic and Bob and laughing at EastEnders

The Bafta nominee for Best Comedy actor on his love of Springwatch, living without a TV and having his dreams come true


Do you get to watch much TV?

I watch a couple of hours a week. Springwatch because I was born in the countryside, so now I’m in London it’s my escapism, and occasionally EastEnders because I find it funny.


How many screens do you have at home?

I don’t have a TV. I don’t think I’ve watched anything in real time since iPlayer’s been going. I watch on a big monitor in the bedroom or occasionally on my iPad.

What did you watch as a child?

I’m very lucky because I’m working with them — Vic and Bob. I found them hilarious when I was younger because they weren’t like other double acts. They weren’t cheesy, telling s**t jokes. But if you had told me then that I was going to end up working with them in House of Fools, I wouldn’t have believed you in a million years!

Audience award favourite?

If Toast of London isn’t nominated [it since has been], then I’m not interested! But Sherlock I suppose…


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