Football-mad Benidorm star Tim Healy has already made plans for watching England games during the World Cup while he’s working in Spain. And he’ll feel right at home too, surrounded by plenty of tourists from his native Newcastle…

“Yep I’ll be popping down the Geordie bar for the England games,” Tim told What’s On TV when we visited him on the Spanish set of the ITV comedy.

“The guy who runs the Geordie bar is from Yorkshire, but he’s a massive Newcastle fan. I’m a season ticket holder so missed a few Newcastle matches when we started filming Benidorm in the spring, but I’ve watched all their games on the telly at this bar. It’s got a lovely atmosphere.”

Tim, who plays Benidorm’s transvestite hotel handyman Les/Lesley, has high hopes for Roy Hodgson’s team in Brazil.

“England have got a young squad this time, so that’s good,” he says. “They’ll be keen and raring to go from the off I hope. I’m sure some other actors from Benidorm will be watching England with me. No doubt I’ll drag them down to the Geordie bar, too.”