Sex Education star horrified after punching EastEnders’ Alex Ferns in face during botched Netflix stunt


SEX Education star Jojo Macari was left mortified after punching EastEnders’ Alex Ferns in the face on set of The Irregulars.

The actor plays Kyle on the comedy-drama and stars in new crime drama, also streaming on Netflix.

 

The Irregulars star Jojo Macari recalled the time he punched co-star Alex Ferns in the face

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The Irregulars star Jojo Macari recalled the time he punched co-star Alex Ferns in the faceCredit: Instagram

During filming, the actor comes face-to-face with Ferns’ Vic Collins during the show, and left horrified when he unintentionally clocked her straight in face.

He shared: “[It] was quite intense, and, to be honest with you, he’s not the sort of guy you want to punch in the nose. You know what I mean?” he joked to Digital Spy and other press.

“It was accidental, obviously. These things happen. But it was superb. I loved working with Alex.

“It was really, really great. If standing next to him was scary, I think, hopefully, that will translate down the old internet TV.”

Former EastEnders star Alex plays Vic Collins in The Irregulars

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Former EastEnders star Alex plays Vic Collins in The Irregulars
Alex is known for playing rugged characters

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Alex is known for playing rugged charactersCredit: Getty

The show is based in 19th century London and follows a group youngsters who try to figure out the person behind a series of supernatural crimes.

Members of the cast shared their thoughts on the upcoming drama, especially the monster scenes which includes a terrifying Jigsaw man.

Jojo Macari, who is set to play Billy told TV Mag: “There’s one monster called the Jigsaw Man, who is a person created by 16 different people sewn together.

“He is astonishing – that’s all prosthetics on that guy. It’s hilarious sitting in the green room on a cold day in the green room having a cup of tea next to a zombie.”

The Irregulars is now available to stream on Netflix

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The Irregulars is now available to stream on NetflixCredit: Splash

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This week Alex Ferns has admitted showbiz stars are always shocked to find out he’s a big softy – as they assume he’s just as rough as his rugged characters.

The Scot has earned a reputation as a go-to Mr Nasty after playing wife-beater Trevor Morgan on EastEnders and River City scumbag Rick Harper.

The hardman actor commented: “On whatever set I go onto — even on a show I filmed recently — our lead guy was like ‘Oh my God, you’re a teddy bear, I thought you were going to be this grizzly guy’.

“It’s quite strange. I don’t know if it’s my energy or the way I look but I think when I first meet people in the industry they think ‘I don’t know how to deal with this guy’.

“Then within 10 minutes they’re like ‘Oh my God, he’s not like that at all’ which always makes me laugh.”

Trailer for terrifying new Netflix Sherlock spin-off series The Irregulars





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