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Harman bonds with Pleasant co-star

Nigel Harman has revealed he developed a "bromance" with Mount Pleasant co-star Dan Ryan on set that even led to them performing a karaoke duet together.

The former EastEnder has joined the third series of the successful comedy drama and formed a close bond with fellow actor Dan.

"It was hard being apart from him for six weeks [following filming]," Nigel joked.

The pair even performed a reportedly beautiful karaoke duet together on a night out, singing none other than Barbara Dixon and Elaine Paige's infamous I Know Him So Well. "I was Paige because I've got a higher range," Nigel explained.

The 40-year-old, who played heart-throb Dennis Rickman in EastEnders for nearly three years, stars in Mount Pleasant as Bradley, a shady character whose dodgy business dealings have forced him to leave London in a hurry.

He's moved to Manchester with his wife Tanya (played by EastEnders actress Samantha Womack) and daughter Ella.

"He's friendly and a good salesman but you don't want to get on the wrong side of him," Nigel said.

Bradley and Tanya are an interesting couple - on the outside they're happy and outgoing, but there are hints of something a little darker just beneath the surface.

"Mount Pleasant isn't very funny for them. Trust the southerners from EastEnders to come up and make it serious," he joked.

:: The third series of Mount Pleasant starts on Sky Living on Wednesday, September 11.

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