Andrew Lincoln: Walking Dead My Jim’ll Fix It

In one of the least likely allusions ever, Walking Dead star Andrew Lincoln has compared getting the role as Rick Grimes on the zombie show to being on Jim’ll Fix It.

“I always wanted to work out here but this was beyond all expectations,â€? said the actor at Paleyfest in Beverly Hills. “It was really a Jim’ll Fix It for me!â€?

“There was always a part of me that wanted to come over here because it is where cinema really found its beginnings and a lot of my references are American.â€?

The reference is sure to revive fond memories in UK fans, but it remains to be seen how many people at Paleyfest will be familiar with Jimmy Savile’s show which ran from 1975-1994.