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These makers of Country reveal that late co-star had some ‘mental’ final requests for series three

Their close friend and co-star died just three weeks before filming the latest series.

And the stars and makers of This Country, Daisy May and Charlie Cooper, have revealed that Michael Sleggs had some ‘mental’ final requests for the third season.

The actor, loved for playing Michael ‘Slugs’ Slugette in the BBC Three comedy, died in July at the age of 33 after ‘complications’ after a fight with heart failure.

Speaking: This Country Stars and Creators, Daisy May and Charlie Cooper, have revealed that late co-star Michael Sleggs had some 'mental' final requests for the third season

Speaking: This Country Stars and Creators, Daisy May and Charlie Cooper, have revealed that late co-star Michael Sleggs had some ‘mental’ final requests for the third season

And Daisy May, 34, told YOU magazine that some of Michael’s last requests were “mental” when she talked a lot about her late girlfriend.

The BAFTA-winning star revealed that Michael wanted Father Paul Chahidi to lead the ceremony at his actual funeral and even wanted his body to be in his coffin in the first episode of the new series, neither of which happened.

Daisy May admitted: “We said,” How much morphine has he had? ” It was a difficult episode to write because the way Kerry and Kurtan think about Slugs is so different from how Daisy and Charlie think about him.

Tragic: the actor, loved for playing Michael 'Slugs' Slugette in the BBC Three comedy, died in July at the age of 33 after 'complications' after a fight with heart failure

Tragic: the actor, loved for playing Michael 'Slugs' Slugette in the BBC Three comedy, died in July at the age of 33 after 'complications' after a fight with heart failure

Tragic: the actor, loved for playing Michael ‘Slugs’ Slugette in the BBC Three comedy, died in July at the age of 33 after ‘complications’ after a fight with heart failure

“We tried to eliminate him as well as possible, but I found it difficult. I miss him so much.’

Charlie added that it was difficult to write season three because Michael died tragically only three weeks before filming.

He said: ‘He has always had such good humor and dignity. “

While Daisy May went on, “It was of course very difficult because Michael was a good friend of ours and he was sick until before we started filming.

Nice talk: and Daisy May, 34, told YOU magazine that some of Michael's last requests were 'mental' when she talked a lot about her deceased friend (shown as their characters Kerry and Kurtan Mucklowe)

Nice talk: and Daisy May, 34, told YOU magazine that some of Michael's last requests were 'mental' when she talked a lot about her deceased friend (shown as their characters Kerry and Kurtan Mucklowe)

Nice talk: and Daisy May, 34, told YOU magazine that some of Michael’s last requests were ‘mental’ when she talked a lot about her deceased friend (shown as their characters Kerry and Kurtan Mucklowe)

“We thought he might be better, so it was really hard, because it was written at the last minute. It was important because he was so funny to make it funny and moving. “

To which Charlie added: “He always wanted to be admitted, whether he was sick or not.”

The BBC series follows unfortunate cousins ​​Kerry and Kurtan Mucklowe (Daisy May and Charlie) during their daily lives in Cirencester, Cotswolds, in a mockumentary style.

In peace: Charlie added that it was difficult to write season three when Michael tragically died just three weeks before filming

In peace: Charlie added that it was difficult to write season three when Michael tragically died just three weeks before filming

In peace: Charlie added that it was difficult to write season three when Michael tragically died just three weeks before filming

Friends: Charlie and Daisy May will honor Michael's memory with a special tribute episode as the opening of series three (shown together on the show)

Friends: Charlie and Daisy May will honor Michael's memory with a special tribute episode as the opening of series three (shown together on the show)

Friends: Charlie and Daisy May will honor Michael’s memory with a special tribute episode as the opening of series three (shown together on the show)

Charlie and Daisy May will honor Michael’s memory with a special tribute episode as the opening of series three.

The duo recently admitted that talking about Michael in interviews has been a “bit like therapy” and that they barely had time to mourn because the filming took place three weeks after his tragic death.

Michael appeared in seven episodes of the award-winning comedy BBC Three and is an old friend of showmakers Charlie and Daisy May Cooper.

In a sad turn of fate, his character Slugs also fought a terminal illness.

Tribute: Michael appeared in seven episodes of the award-winning comedy BBC Three and is an old friend of showmakers Charlie and Daisy May Cooper

Tribute: Michael appeared in seven episodes of the award-winning comedy BBC Three and is an old friend of showmakers Charlie and Daisy May Cooper

Tribute: Michael appeared in seven episodes of the award-winning comedy BBC Three and is an old friend of showmakers Charlie and Daisy May Cooper

On mockumentary This Country, which was broadcast in 2017, Slugs was introduced as the boring friend of central characters Kerry and Kurtan, who fought against terminal cancer.

He then started a relationship with Kayleigh (Celeste Dring) after a competition for the affectations of the village novice with love rival Kurtan.

Series three of this country is released weekly on BBC iPlayer from Monday February 17 at 7 p.m.

Mourning: The duo recently admitted that talking about Michael in interviews was a bit like therapy and that they barely had time to mourn because the filming took place three weeks after his tragic death (pictured with Celeste Dring, who plays Kayleigh in the show) )

Mourning: The duo recently admitted that talking about Michael in interviews was a bit like therapy and that they barely had time to mourn because the filming took place three weeks after his tragic death (pictured with Celeste Dring, who plays Kayleigh in the show) )

Mourning: The duo recently admitted that talking about Michael in interviews was a bit like therapy and that they barely had time to mourn because the filming took place three weeks after his tragic death (pictured with Celeste Dring, who plays Kayleigh in the show) )

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