Greg Davies' The Cleaner 'returning for 3rd series'

Greg Davies' The Cleaner is returning for a 3rd series credit:Bang Showbiz
Greg Davies' The Cleaner is returning for a 3rd series credit:Bang Showbiz

'The Cleaner' is set to return for a third series.

'Inbetweeners' star Greg Davies is expected to be back for another run of his BBC sitcom, in which he plays professional crime-scene cleaner Paul 'Wicky' Wickstead.

According to the British Comedy Guide, Greg's crime scene comedy - which is based on German comedy 'Der Tatortreiniger' ('Crime Scene Cleaner') - will return for a new season, and the 55-year-old star will reprise his role.

Further casting details are yet to be revealed.

Fans may see a slimmed down Wicky in the new series, after Greg recently admitted he had been "seriously" warned by his doctor to lose weight.

In March, Greg told The Sun newspaper’s TV Biz column: "Although I’ve had rich pickings from turning the gun on myself and my instinct is to try and get laughs wherever possible, it’s not a reason to stay as I am physically. And I’ve been told very seriously by my doctor that something bad will happen if I don’t address that side of things."

Greg recently admitted that making the BBC One sitcom involved plenty of mischief, which might reflect “badly” on him, such as covering ex ‘My Family’ star Zoe Wanamaker with water.

He said: "I’m sure that it reflects very badly on me on so many levels that chucking a bucket of water in Zoë Wanamaker’s face is right up there.

"She really didn’t seem to mind though."

The ‘Taskmaster’ star also loved working a whole host of other stars, such as Asim Chaudhry, Simon Callow and Dame Harriet Walter.

Greg: "I enjoyed making Asim Chaudhry wear a greasy wig and chase me with a gun, having a fight with John Macmillan’s clown, having Simon Callow quote poetry at me and being pinned to the floor by a giant man whilst Dame Harriet Walter watched on.

"And I enjoyed talking to Alex Lawther via a fox and friend Roisin Conaty attempting to murder me whilst having my faith challenged by Mark Lewis Jones."