Paul Ritter honoured with Friday Night Dinner 10-year anniversary special after tragic death
PAUL Ritter will be honoured with a Friday Night Dinner 10-year anniversary special after his death.
The actor tragically lost his life on Monday evening and and the show will pay tribute to him in their upcoming documentary special.
Channel 4 will air a 90-minute documentary special titled You Look Nice: The True Story of Friday Night Dinner.
It will feature exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, as well as interviews from cast members Tamsin Greig, who played Ritter's on-screen wife Jackie and Auntie Val star Tracy-Ann Oberman.
As well as the special documentary, Channel 4 will also broadcast three throwback episodes which were chosen by the public.
The production company behind Friday Night Dinner Big Talk Publications said in a statement: "He was a brilliant, kind and talented man much loved by everyone who was lucky enough to know and work with him, and Paul will forever be part of both the Big Talk and Friday Night Dinner families.
"Our thoughts are with his own family at this time and following their wishes we will be making a donation to the Old Vic Impact Fund – https://www.oldvictheatre.com/support-us/donate."
Friday Night Dinner creator Robert Popper penned a tribute of his own, writing: "Devastated at this terribly sad news. Paul was a lovely, wonderful human being.
"Kind, funny, super caring and the greatest actor I ever worked with. My heart goes out to Paul's wonderful family at this tragic time."
There are currently no plans for any new episodes of Friday Night Dinner, but Popper suggested last year that there may be a seventh series.
The writer told The Radio times: "That's news to me! Simon said it feels like it could be the last one. Well, I've no plans to end it now.
"You know, whenever you make a TV series, you always think, 'Well, that's probably our lot' – you never really know. But obviously, the show has now become successful, which is lovely."
He added: "So you'd like to think they'd do it again. I think they would. But it's also down to me, if I want to do it again. So I always have to think: 'Do I want to do it again or not?'
"I love writing it. So who knows? I haven't got a thought like 'I want to end it'."
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