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Bafta TV Awards: This Country stars ‘won’t fight any more’ after win

Charlie Cooper’s real-life dad Paul picked up the Bafta on his behalf (Picture: BAFTA/BBC)

Paul Cooper stepped in to receive Charlie Cooper’s Bafta TV award on his behalf, joking that there wouldn’t ‘be any more fighting’ for real-life siblings Daisy May Cooper and Charlie now they both have a gong.

Paul, who is Daisy and Charlie’s dad, is known to audiences as Kerry’s villainous TV dad Paul Mucklowe in their hit comedy series This Country.

Charlie won for male performance in a comedy series for his role as Kurtan at the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards, and was up against stiff competition in his category including Inside No.9’s Reece Shearsmith and the late Paul Ritter, nominated for his turn on Friday Night Dinner.

Discussing Daisy and Charlie’s close bond, Paul agreed that she was ‘a proud big sister’, before joking of the prestigious awards: ‘They’ve got one each now so there won’t be any more fighting!’

Paul revealed that the award would ‘mean the world’ to his son Charlie, admitting that he was ‘so proud of him’ and that when it came to performing, his son was ‘a dark horse’.

When discussing whether he had any idea this would ever happen for Charlie, he explained: ‘Not at all – I mean Daisy, from about the age of two, yes – but Charlie was a kind of dark horse.

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Charlie stars with real-life sister Daisy in This Country, where they play cousins (Picture: BBC)

‘Chalk and cheese completely and he wasn’t going to act in it [This Country]. Daisy went to Rada but Charlie hasn’t had any training whatsoever, so to get this is utterly extraordinary, I’m so proud of him.’

When asked by Metro.co.uk about his feelings on seeing Gloucestershire represented in the show, Paul described it as ‘great’ because his children had been ‘so happy’ there.

He continued: ‘We moved there when Daisy was four weeks old and they’ve grown up there, [and] been so happy. And This Country has put the Cotswolds on the map, so yeah – very proud.’

Trevor Cooper, Daisy May Cooper and Paul Cooper on the red carpet (Picture: David Fisher/Shutterstock for BAFTA)

The Martin Mucklowe performer – whose day job is to help people overcome hoarding issues – then revealed the extent of his planned celebrations: ‘[I’ll] probably just go back and have a cup of tea!’

Seems entirely fair enough, Paul.

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