ARE GEMMA AND TERRY TOGETHER IN DEATH ON THE TYNE?
Yes, a year on and they are still going strong. Gemma is still putting Terry in his place. They're like a modern-day Stan and Hilda Ogden.
IS IT FAIR TO SAY THAT GEMMA'S NOT THE LUCKIEST PERSON IN THE WORLD?
Well I'd disagree and say she's doing alright! She managed to dodge being stabbed in the loos in Blackpool and then bagged a boyfriend at the end of it. Drapers Tours is still plodding along and hopefully (no spoilers) she will come out of this trip alive!
WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE NEW CAST MEMBER?
Oh, how could I choose. They are all absolute comedy legends and when I saw the cast list, I was so excited. We had the best time on and off set it really was great fun.
DO YOU LIKE WORKING WITH A BIG, ENSEMBLE CAST, OR IS A MORE INTIMATE SHOW LIKE CAR SHARE MORE ENJOYABLE?
They both have their moments and I can honestly say I enjoyed working on them both equally. I've known Peter for years, so we are very comfortable together and have the same sense of humour but with this ensemble cast it felt like every day was a school trip .
PETER KAY OR JOHNNY VEGAS?
Peter Vegas or Johnny Kay. You pick.
HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR CHRISTMAS?
I am the Christmas Queen - Christmas for me starts in November, with the Christmas songs, films, mince pies and mulled wine. Christmas is always a family affair.
WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR CHRISTMAS FROM GOLD?
Peace and love, and Idris Elba! If that's not too greedy. If it is I'll just have Idris, I'll try and get some peace and love in the sales
DID WORKING WITH JOHNNY AGAIN INSPIRE YOU/PUT YOU OFF FOR SIGNING UP?!
I was hoping that they had re cast the part of Terry actually.... no of course it didn't put me off. I adore Johnny and I made a great friend in him when we worked together last year so I couldn't wait to work with him again.
HOW DOES GEMMA REACT WHEN PEOPLE START DYING AGAIN ON THIS TRIP?
Gemma feels like her and Terry have got it covered this time around and Gemma is determined they will find the murderer. Last time she was in denial but this time she's like a little Angela Lansbury and starts to spot the signs straight away!
IF YOU COULD HAVE ANYONE ON SET BUMPED OFF, WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY?
Oh, I hate these questions! Probably the lovely catering team - I put on half a stone filming this. I felt like I was on a real all-inclusive cruise holiday. Except I was running the excursions.
DO YOU MISS CAR SHARE?
I loved the whole Car Share process, from writing to filming. I do feel quite sad that it's ended as I loved it, but I see Peter and Paul Coleman (the writer) all the time so I don't have chance to miss them.
DO YOU WATCH YOURSELF ON TV?
Not if I can help it! Cringe!
DO YOU GENUINELY WATCH GOLD AT HOME?
I am a telly addict - I love telly. I've literally just spent my whole weekend watching the Royle Family repeats on Gold.