ACTOR Ed Westwick moved away from his much-loved Chuck Bass character in BBC comedy series White Gold.
The Gossip Girl hunk was known for playing the mega-rich and ruthless New York playboy in the hit teen show, returned to his UK roots and now it is back for a second series – here is what you need to know about the show.
When is White Gold series two on BBC?
The second series of the show continues TONIGHT at 10pm on BBC2.
The season premiere will be in a half-hour episode.
If you miss the episode it will become available on iPlayer after being aired on TV.
What is White Gold about?
White Gold is a BBC 2 comedy that is about double-glazing salesmen in the 80s.
It's by The Inbetweeners creator Damon Beesley and is being described as the “Wolf of Wall Street in Essex”.
White Gold is set in 1983 and tells the story of charismatic salesman Vincent Swan.
The BBC have said: “Smart, handsome and cocksure, Vincent will happily break the rules if it guarantees a sale.
“It’s a story of dodgy shenanigans, scams and petty rivalries – alongside free-flowing drugs, cash and sex".
Shane Allen, Head of BBC Comedy Commissioning added: “I’m delighted to be back in the ring with Damon as I absolutely adore his writing.
"These characters jump off the page and get you in a headlock.
"The story-telling combines raucous knockabout humour with a really powerful and emotionally engaging undertow.’”
Is Ed Westwick still in the cast?
The show has an all-star cast, with Gossip Girl's Ed Westwick taking on the lead role of Vincent Swan.
As it's by The Inbetweeners creator, it brings with it two of the show's stars – Joe Thomas and James Buckley.
They played Simon and Jay in the teen comedy about misfits.
Who is Ed Westwick?
Edward Jack Peter "Ed" Westwick was born June 27 1987 and is an English actor.
He is best known for playing Chuck Bass in smash hit series Gossip Girl from 2007–12, which he adopted an American accent for.
He's since starred in several films, including Chalet Girl alongside Felicity Jones.
Speaking about his role in White Gold he said: “I am very excited to be stepping into the world of White Gold. It’s brilliantly crafted and very unique, a special piece."
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