Emmerdale Callum star claims Dennis Waterman called him a ‘c**t’ during his first TV job
In a homage to late actor Dennis Waterman following his passing in May, Emmerdale actor Tom Ashley has revealed the taunt he received from the actor during his very first acting job.
After telling fans that the late celebrity branded him a “c*nt”) on his first acting job, the actor, who portrays drug dealer Callum in the ITV serial, recalled “the nicest feedback he’s ever had.”
When Dennis Waterman passed away, Tom tweeted: “Sad to hear the loss of a TV great. Calling me a c**t on my first ever screen part was some of the nicest feedback I’ve ever received.
“They no longer produce people like him. #RIPDennis #newtricks #oldschool He will be missed.
The actor was alluding to the 2014 Dennis and Tom appearance in the HBO Max program New Tricks.
The program follows three retired police officers as they work together to solve cold cases while interspersing comedic and dramatic moments.
Patricia Maynard, Dennis’ second wife, paid tribute to him after his passing and disclosed that he passed away at his home in Spain after a two-year struggle with lung cancer.
Patricia stated in a statement to MailOnline: “I’m really sorry that he’s passed away, but I’m really glad that he did not suffer and died peacefully.
He had lung cancer and had been quite ill for the past few years. The girls are in great distress.
The Minders actor passed away at the age of 74 while being consoled by Pam Flint, his wife.
“The years that Dennis and I were together were joyful,” Patricia continued. It obviously didn’t work out, but many marriages fail for various reasons.
But I’m so happy he ultimately found the right woman. Pam was by his side when he died away, and I believe he was extremely happy with her.
Tom was one of many celebrities that paid respect to the great.
“Myself and my Phoenix Nights cast mates used to sing the Minder theme tune on tour and at the Karaoke,” the comedian Paddy McGuiness wrote. I regret not having met him because I’ve always wanted to be Terry McCann.
Another childhood symbol has vanished. R.I.P., Dennis Waterman.
Nick Knowles, the host of DIY SOS, said: “I played golf on a tour to Bermuda with Dennis Waterman. I’m not much of a golfer, but he was. But it was time spent with him between games that were well worth the trip. a very charming man. RIP.”