All Creatures Great and Small star makes a very outspoken admission about the show

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Francesca shillcock


Second series of a heartwarming drama All creatures big and small has been a treat for both familiar and new fans.

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Many viewers will know the story based on the books of real veterinarian James Herriot, also known as Alf Wright, but one star of the series has admitted quite frankly that she has yet to read the work of Alf.

Nicholas Ralph, who plays the main character James, revealed to reporters before the start of the new series that he had read all eight books published between the 1930s and the 1950s.

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“I try to stay in the present as much as possible,” he began, adding, “But I read the first two books, the ones we picked, and I also made the audio books so I know them by heart. front and back. “

He continued, “Which can be a blessing and a curse! I haven’t read one ahead of time because I like to stay in the field we’re playing in.”

Alf’s books – including If Only They Could Talk and Vet in a Spin – never go out of print and have sold 60 million copies worldwide.

Although he hasn’t read all eight books, it looks like the portrayal of the beloved veterinarian star still wowed viewers. However, a recent moment in episode two left many fans watching at home quite shocked.

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Nicholas Ralph as James Herriot

One scene showed veterinarian James and his team visiting a sick cow, who was suffering from gastric complications when she suddenly burst into all characters.

Many reacted to the slaps on social media, with one person tweeting: “Oh yuck! That explosive cow! #AllCreaturesGreatAndSmall.” Another was more concerned with the dress of the farmers and wrote: “Wash them dirty coats #AllCreaturesGreatAndSmall.”

A third viewer joked: “The whole house would smell like cow. [expletive], and everyone continues lol. Wash those damn coats! #AllCreaturesGreatAndSmall. “

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