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James Nesbitt dons Lycra and gets on his bike for new Cold Feet episode

Published 14/09/2016

The next episode of Cold Feet is sure to get the pulses racing as James Nesbitt gets on his bike and squeezes into Lycra.

In Monday night's episode Adam - played by Nesbitt - along with Pete (John Thomson) and David (Robert Bathurst) all get on their bikes.

After realising his best man is suffering depression, Adam believes that getting the adrenaline pumping works well as a possible anti-depressant.

So the three middle aged men in Lycra (MAMIL), get on their bikes and take to the country roads only for but David’s competitive drive to set in and he overtakes his pals on the home straight taking the wind out of Pete's sails.

As much as Pete appreciates his friends’ efforts, shaking off the black dog just isn’t that simple. 

In the latest episode's trailer lawyer David is seen preparing to be interviewed by police, not for ex-wife Robyn taking his driving penalty points, but for embezzling client funds.

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The popular ITV drama returned two weeks ago after a 13-year break and has been among the most popular shows in its time slot peaking at over 6million viewers.

In Monday night's episode, Adam suddenly realises that his best friend Pete 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 Williams (James Nesbitt), Pete Gifford (John Thomson) and David Marsden (Robert Bathurst) get on their bikes for the new episode of Cold Feet. Pic Big Talk Productions/ITV
Adam Williams (James Nesbitt), Pete Gifford (John Thomson) and David Marsden (Robert Bathurst) get on their bikes for the new episode of Cold Feet. Pic Big Talk Productions/ITV
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)
Adam Williams (James Nesbitt), Pete Gifford (John Thomson) and David Marsden (Robert Bathurst) get on their bikes for the new episode of Cold Feet. Pic Big Talk Productions/ITV

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

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

Monday's episode saw Adam surprise 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 continues on Monday, September 19 at 9pm.

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