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Cold Feet Nesbitt's character shows caring side but no united front with son

By Cate McCurry

Published 13/09/2016

James Nesbitt as Adam in Cold Feet with Karen (Hermione Norris)
James Nesbitt as Adam in Cold Feet with Karen (Hermione Norris)
James Nesbitt as Adam in Cold Feet with friend Pete (John Thomson) and Jenny (Fay Ripley)
Jenny (Fay Ripley)

Jimmy Nesbitt's character in hit drama Cold Feet is set to show his more caring side as he helps his best friend deal with depression.

The popular ITV drama returned to our screens last night for the second episode of the new series after excellent viewing figures from the opening comeback show.

In last night's episode, Adam - played by Co Antrim star Nesbitt - suddenly realises that his best friend Pete (John Thomson) is depressed and rallies to his side after a number of unanswered phone calls.

And in a sneak peek of next week's show, the Northern Irish star is pictured at Pete's side during a trip to the doctors where his suspicions about his friend are confirmed.

Adam and David (Robert Bathurst) set about cheering Pete up with an adrenaline fuelled bike ride. But while Pete appreciates his friends' efforts, shaking off the black dog just isn't that simple.

Meanwhile, when David and Robyn (Lucy Robinson) are woken in the early hours by the police David assumes the worst - has something has happened to one of the kids?

The Manchester-based series ran for five series between 1997 and 2003, with more than 10 million viewers tuning in for the emotional finale.

In last night's episode Adam surprised his son Matthew (played by Cel Spellman) with a Manchester United football top with the number 7 emblazoned on the back - the number most associated with Belfast legend George Best.

However, things didn't go quite to plan for Adam after his son revealed during a United game that he was not a football fan, even of his dad's beloved team.

Nesbitt is also a Manchester United supporter in real life.

The Bafta-winning show created by Mike Bullen has been broadcast in more than 30 countries, and remade for US, Italian, Czech Republic and Polish audiences.

The show will return next Monday for the third episode.

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