Striking Out star Neil Morrissey has said he "hated" working on the BBC television show Waterloo Road.

For two seasons the former Men Behaving Badly actor featured in the school drama as the tough-but-fair deputy head teacher Eddie Lawson.

He told The Two Shot podcast host Craig Parkinson  that he was "angry on set every day".

Talking on the podcast about Manchester, Morrissey said: "I did two years up there, two spates of six months when I was doing that programme Waterloo Road.

"I hated that show, I hated it so much . . . Even my missus says to me, 'You've got to get out of this show because it's making you into a nasty person'.

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"I was angry on set every day, because the scripts, the delivery of the scripts and the quality of the scripts was so awful. And I was tied into it so it was like being forced . . . into, like, sort of, it was like forced labour."

The 55-year-old added: "And you still as a responsible actor, want to go and give your one hundred percent, but at the same time I was compromised by the fact that it was awful scripts and an awful situation."

Morrissey is best known for starring alongside Martin Clunes in Men Behaving Badly and voicing Bob The Builder in the animated children's TV series.

More recently he has featured alongside Amy Huberman in RTÉ One drama Striking Out, playing legal eagle Vincent Pike. The show's second season recently began filming for broadcast in early 2018.

Here's Neil Morrissey talking to Ryan Tubridy earlier this year on The Late Late Show:

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