What have the cast of Fresh Meat been up to?

What happened to the stars of the hit Channel 4 comedy in the three year gap between series 3 and 4?

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VOD (Zawe Ashton)

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Ashton left the vibrant Vod behind to star as a civil servant forced to move from London to a small office in Northampton in Channel 4 comedy-drama Not Safe For Work. She also portrayed both Cleopatra and Eartha Kitt in Sky’s Psychobitches and popped up in Doctor Who as reluctant soldier Journey Blue. Could a full-time role as the Time Lord’s companion just possibly be on the cards after Fresh Meat?


JP (Jack Whitehall)

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JP’s been a very busy boy indeed between series. He voiced a Troll Priest in Disney’s Frozen, played Maria Von Trapp, Sleeping Beauty’s Prince and Diana Spencer (yes, really) in Sky’s Psychobitches and – of course – wrote, produced and starred in Bad Education on both cinema and TV screens. Whitehall also appeared in The Life of Rock with Brian Pern, Cockroaches, Backchat, Inside Number 9 and Thunderbirds are Go, and hosted last year’s Royal Variety performance. Basically, things are going pretty well for JW.


OREGON (Charlotte Ritchie)

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Ritchie’s probably best known as Call The Midwife Nurse Barbara Gilbert these days, or for her work on cringe-inducing BBC3 comedy Siblings. You might also have spotted her on a few episodes of 8 Out of 10 Cats.


JOSIE (Kimberley Nixon)

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Nixon’s popped up on TV screens alongside Friends star Matthew Perry in The Dog Thrower (a Playhouse Presents offering for Sky Arts), and also had a leading role in Sky’s (now cancelled) medical drama Critical. She starred as Myfanwy Price in BBC Wales’ 2014 adaptation of Under Milk Wood and narrated BBC3 fly-on-the-wall documentary series The Call Centre. Nixon also won an episode of Celebrity Mastermind in December 2015, with Agatha Christie’s Poirot novels as her specialist subject.


KINGSLEY (Joe Thomas)

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You might have spotted him in a little film called The Inbetweeners Movie 2 with old pals Simon Bird, James Buckley and  Blake Harrison. Or in a lesser spotted movie called Scottish Mussel.


HOWARD (Greg McHugh)

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House hermit Howard has certainly been keeping busy: McHugh starred in an episode of Channel 4’s Dates, joined Fresh Meat co-star Jack Whitehall in the 2013 Bad Education Christmas special, playing homeless man Bonehead, and popped up in acclaimed BBC drama Marvellous as Neil Baldwin’s long-time friend Malcolm.

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Fresh Meat returns to Channel 4 on Monday nights at 10pm