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Jodie Comer wants Brookside to come back

It stopped in 2003 after airing for 21 years

Jodie Comer has called for Brookside to make a comeback.

The Killing Eve actress was a huge fan of the Channel 4 soap, and she "wishes" she could tune into new episodes of the now-defunct show, which was axed in 2003 after 21 years.

She said: "I wish I could watch Brookside now. They need to make a comeback."

Jodie - who is from Liverpool, where Brookie was set - has recalled sitting by the fire eating spearmints while tuning into the show during her early years.

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She is quoted by the Daily Star newspaper as saying: "My earliest memory of television is Brookside.

"I used to get in the shower, wash my hair and sit in front of the fire with my nan and watch Brookside – and eat spearmints."

Jodie previously admitted she took acting inspiration from watching Brookside as a youngster.

When asked what TV she used to watch as a youngster, she replied: "Brookside. That's what I remember as a kid watching. It's very different now."

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Jodie's big break

Jodie made a name for herself on the small screen in the likes of My Mad Fat Diary and Doctor Foster.

She then landed the "life-changing" role of Oksana Astankova/ Villanelle in Killing Eve - for which she won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - but her family keep her grounded.

My earliest memory of television is Brookside

She added: "Life has definitely changed, but I'm still at home with my family.

"No one would ever let me get too big for my boots, that's for sure.

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"It's incredible. These moments happen that you've always dreamed would happen, and it's important to soak that up and appreciate it."

Brookside - which followed the lives of the fictional residents on a Merseyside housing estate - aired nearly 3,000 episodes over its 21 years on TV but finished in November 2003.

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