Toast Of London star Shazad Latif has spoken of his hopes for Clem Fandango to receive a more significant role in the show’s forthcoming return.
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Shooting is currently underway on Toast Of Tinseltown, which sees Steven Toast (Matt Berry) heading to Hollywood for a final shot at the big-time.
Toast will face challenges once again from sound engineer Clem, who memorably prompted Steven to frequently shout “YES I CAN HEAR YOU CLEM FANDANGO” as he recorded a selection of voiceovers throughout the show’s run.
Describing his hopes for the show’s return on BBC, Latif told NME: “I want to take it to the next level, I don’t want to do what people think Clem will do. I want to see where we can take his costumes, and I want to get him out of the booth more! That’s my dream.”
He added: “In series three I slept with Steven’s wife and there was a bit of Freemason stuff that I’d like to dig deep into a bit more.”
While Latif hadn’t seen the script at the time of NME‘s interview, he predicted that fans can expect a “silly, ridiculous and hilarious” outing for Matt Berry’s comic creation.
“Toast should seemingly do very well there in Hollywood, but I expect that there will be things that prevent him from doing so, me being one of them!” he said.
Berry confirmed that production was underway earlier this month by sharing a photo on Twitter that showed him in costume.
He is co-writing the series alongside Father Ted scribe Arthur Mathews once more.
Act 4… pic.twitter.com/5CgVF7p15F
— Matt Berry (@porksmith) July 6, 2021
“It was a thrill to be writing Toast again after a long gap,” Mathews said earlier this year.
“Hollywood is a brave new world for Toast. There will be triumphs and tribulations (but mostly tribulations – and indeed humiliations).”
Berry added: “I couldn’t be more thrilled to not only be working with Arthur and the rest of the Toast family again, but to also be taking the show to the BBC, which I know Toast himself would very much approve.”
An airdate for Toast Of Tinseltown is yet to be confirmed.