Broadchurch star Jonathan Bailey has said that appearing in the show ruined his social life due to his not being able to give away the identity of the show’s killer
The 25-year-old actor played local reporter Olly Stevens – the nephew of Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) – in the hit ITV crime drama, and admitted that they were midway through filming the final episode before he found out who had killed Danny Latimer.
But he admitted it was tough keeping it from his friends.
“I found it really hard to keep the secret,” Jonathan confessed. “And it brought about mild social anxiety, especially when it was on TV. Because if you’ve had a little drink after a night out, that’s when the friends start trying to throw it into conversation.
“But I’ve learned to be strong and not give anything away.”
The actor added that he was excited the show will return for a second series, and hopes to be a part of it.
“I hope he is going to be in the next series,” he said of Olly. “I would love to see him on Fleet Street, although he’s very loyal to Maggie Radcliffe,(Carolyn Pickles), so I’m sure there’s going to be a lot more with that team. So I think you’ll see him in Broadchurch again.
And he said he had been taken aback by the overnight success of the show, which also starred David Tennant as troubled detective Alec Hardy.
“It’s mad,” Jonathan said. “We all knew the scripts were top quality, but to see people to be waiting every Monday for the next instalment has been fantasic.”