Coronation Street actor Will Mellor, 45, has raged over Brexit to his friend Ralph Little, 41, saying that the country has gained “zero” as a result of leaving the European Union. Speaking to his co-star on their show Two Pints with Will & Ralf Podcast, the star went into a rage after the Death In Paradise star revealed that he was forced to fill in mountains of paperwork in order to stay in Guadeloupe to film the BBC series.
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Addressing a recent trip to Miami, the Death in Paradise actor revealed that he made the three-hour drive to the city to go to the French Embassy to get a work permit.
Ralph said: “I had to go to the French embassy, I had to give them my passport, I had a wedge of papers, like letters saying I could work there, bank statements to show – crazy, crazy amounts of paperwork.”
The star revealed that luckily it wasn’t him filling out most of the forms, saying: “The production company did most of it, but it’s a lot of work and every single person going over is having to do that.”
Ralph revealed that he’s hoping to get his passport back soon, otherwise production of the series could potentially be delayed.
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“But”, he continued, “the point being, that we got our country back, excellent, brilliant”, he said sarcastically while holding two thumbs up to the camera.
“We don’t need to make this political, everyone who looks at my Twitter knows where I stand”, added Ralph while his co-host was shaking his head.
The BBC actor said that this was the first time that he’s had to extensively apply to legally stay in the French region.
“But yeah, never had to do it before and now we have to do it – for what? Whose gain? Brilliant, thanks everyone, looking forward to my blue passport” Ralph asked, clearly frustrated at the situation.
Ralf Little told Will Mellor about his extensive application to stay in Guadeloupe after Brexit
Will Mellor addressed Brexit, incensed at the country leaving the EU last year
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Incensed by his co-star’s anecdote, the Hollyoaks actor jumped on the bandwagon and passionately relayed his thoughts about Brexit.
Will stated that once people start experiencing the ramifications of the union’s divorce first hand, they will take “notice”.
“Listen, I agree with you and I’ll tell you what, once we can start travelling abroad I think people will suddenly start noticing that the queue you join will be that massive f*****g long one that goes all the way out the door”, he said.
He also agreed with Ralph, adding that trips abroad will now take much more admin and paperwork than before.
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Will continued: “And it’s going to take- you have to fill in so many forms and all these things whereas before you used to swan right through, but now, what’s different? What have we gained?
“Zero”, the star added, continuing, “we’ve lost loads”.
Following Brexit, British citizens are able to stay for up to 90 days in a 180-day period without a visa.
The Corrie actor continued: “But you know what? ‘But hey, we can stop foreigners coming into our country'”, he mimicked.
“Guess what? You can’t because freedom of movement is exactly the same so you’ve gained nothing, all them d*******s”, Will said before cutting himself off.
“You know what I mean? It gets on my nerves”, he told Ralph.
“I know, I know”, Ralph said in an attempt to placate his podcast host.
“Anyway, let’s get off that horse”, Will added, coming to the end of his rant and continuing the rest of the podcast.
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