Grant: Making Kill Keith was a hoot
Russell Grant has revealed working on new low-budget horror comedy Kill Keith brought out "the trooper" in him.
The Strictly Come Dancing contestant - who plays himself in Keith Chegwin's satire about breakfast television - said he and his co-stars all mucked in, despite being paid mainly in tea and biscuits.
"I think because it was low-budget you actually pull together more, I think what it does is bring out the trooper in you. We all got on so famously and we laughed and we laughed and we laughed, and one of the things I've learnt over the years - and probably I'm older than most of the people who were in the film - is if you can't laugh then don't do it," the astrologer said.
"Keith rang me up about a year ago and said was there any chance I could be persuaded to do this movie. I said, 'I'm not very good at playing myself but if I play the me the public think I am then that could be good'.
"I think I got tea and biscuits and that was almost it, but it was such fun to do. I was filming in my native county of Middlesex, and we just had the funniest time and it was wonderful to do - quite frankly I'd have been happy to stay on set for a long time."
Russell is currently busy showing off his dancing skills on Strictly, with professional partner Flavia Cacace.
"I'm already overdue to be going back home but for some reason the public aren't letting me," he said.
:: Kill Keith is in cinemas now. Find details at www.killkeith.co.uk.