Where Two Pints of Lager stars are now from Corden fling to brutal co-star snub

Actor Will Mellor has become the latest star to join Coronation Street – playing a drugs boss called Harvey.

But viewers will probably know him best as Gaz Wilkinson in BBC Two sitcom Two Pints of Lager and A Packet of Crisps.

Revolving around a group of five twentysomethings in Runcorn, the series ran from 2001 to 2011 when it was axed after all the main stars left.

But after Two Pints called last orders, the cast went on to have success as Daily Star discovers…

We have taken a look at where the actors have been up to over the last decade – from cutting ties off-screen to Sheridan's brief romance with former Gavin & Stacey co-star James Corden.

Will Mellor

Will’s laddy character Gaz Wilkinson was a mechanic who loved football, beer and sex and was in a relationship with Natalie Casey’s character Donna.

After the show ended he appeared in comedies White Van Man and No Offence and dramas Waterloo Road and Broadchurch, but didn’t sign up for Hollyoaks’ 25th anniversary celebrations last year.

Will met dancer Michelle McSween when they starred together on stage in a musical and they wed in 2007. They have two children.

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Last year he revealed how he hasn’t spoken to co-star Sheridan Smith for four years as she doesn’t answer his calls.

The actor, 44, also sadly lost his dad to cancer last April.

Will, who is the voice of the Funky Pigeon ads, was also due to film a new travel series with fellow Two Pints actor Ralf Little but it stalled due to the pandemic – instead the pair recorded a pub-themed podcast together.

Sheridan Smith

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Sheridan Smith played Janet Keogh, who was originally engaged to Jonny but had a one-night stand with Gaz after realising she didn’t love her fiance.

She became pregnant as a result and it emerged Gaz was the father – but when Sheridan departed in 2009, Janet was written out as moving to Milton Keynes.

In real life, Sheridan has gone on to become one of the country’s top actresses, winning acclaim and awards for her appearances in dramas such as Mrs Biggs, The Moorside, The C Word and Cleaning Up.

She also played Cilla Black in the popular TV drama about the beloved presenter in 2014.

The star has also notched up plenty of stage appearances including productions of Legally Blonde, Funny Girl and Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat.

After her beloved dad Colin was diagnosed with cancer in 2015, Sheridan admits she had a “meltdown” and has battled mental health problems.

She has also had a turbulent love life, dating James Corden, former Hollyoaks actor Greg Wood and Amy Winehouse’s ex Reg Traviss but has now found love with insurance broker Jamie Horn after they met on Tinder in 2018.

The pair welcomed baby son Billy in May. Sheridan, 39, is currently hosting Pooch Perfect, a TV competition to find the nation’s top dog groomer.

Ralf Little

Ralf’s character Jonny met a sticky end in Two Pints of Lager when he got killed – off screen – by a shark.

The actor had previously acted with Sheridan Smith in the Royle Family. Since he quit Two Pints of Lager in 2006, he has gone to appear in several dramas including Our Zoo and The A Word. He also popped up in the most recent series of Inside No 9.

Ralf, 41, is on screens now playing the lead role in Death in Paradise – despite appearing in it previously in a different guest role years earlier.

Last year he filmed a six-part travel series with former Royle Family co-star Ricky Tomlinson called Ricky and Ralf’s Very Northern Road Trip.

The Bury-born actor was also previously a semi-professional footballer, playing for Maidstone United, Staines Town, Edgware Town and Chertsey Town.

Ralf has been engaged to the American screenplay writer Lindsey Ferrentino since September 2018 but Covid has put their wedding on hold.

Natalie Casey

Another Hollyoaks graduate, Natalie played Gaz’s love interest Donna who struggled with anger management issues.

Natalie’s career has mainly been in theatre since and she has performed in musicals including Fame, Guys and Dolls and 9 to 5.

The married 40-year-old also narrates ITV2 show Dinner Date. And for fact fans – Natalie is the youngest person ever to have a recording in the UK music charts.

She was just three when her 1984 single “Chick Chick Chicken” reached number 72.

Kathryn Drysdale

Kathryn played Sylvanian Families-obsessed Louise Brooks in eight series of the sitcom and intended to return until other filming commitments got in the way.

Now she’s enjoying possibly the biggest role of her career as sassy dressmaker Genevieve Delacroix in Netflix smash Bridgerton.

Wigan-born Kathryn, 39, has also played Cleopatra in Horrible Histories, voiced a character in the cartoon Thunderbirds reboot and plays Meghan Markle in Channel 4 spoof The Windsors.

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