Stars of the cult classic film The Full Monty have been spotted in Bolton as they film for a new series inspired by the 1997 box office hit.

The cast of The Fully Monty have reunited for new original series with the sequel being an eight-part series, which will premiere on Disney+.

Film Crews moved into Victoria Square to film inside the old Specsavers unit in Crompton Place Shopping Centre and today stars from the original BAFTA-winning film cast, as well as those playing fresh characters could be seen rehearsing and filming scenes.

The Bolton News:

Among the faces that could be seen were Steve Huison, Paul Barber and Mark Addy, who in the 90s played Lomper, Horse and Dave respectively. Robert Carlyle, who plays the main character Gaz, was also spotted in the town.

READ: The Full Monty series filming takes place in Bolton Town Centre

A new face among the old crew was John Hollingwoth, known for his work in The Queens Gambit, 1917 and The Crown, amongst others.

The Bolton News: The stars in rehearsal. L to R - John Hollingworth, Paul Barber, Steve Huison The stars in rehearsal. L to R - John Hollingworth, Paul Barber, Steve Huison

As the rain drizzled down on Victoria Square, the actors remained dry inside the makeshift film set.

The oringinal film, once the highest grossing in the country, follows a group of unemployed men from Sheffield as they decided to form a male striptease act to make some money.

Included in the new series will be new characters, some of which are children and grandchildren of the returning characters.

Deputy leader of Bolton Council Cllr Hilary Fairclough, whose remit include cultural services, said: "It's a really exciting time for us to have them here. We're getting lots now we're almost becoming blasé about it.

"It's really good becasue it's nostalgic for a lot of people in Bolton."

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