Bad Move cast and spoilers from Christmas special of Jack Dee’s ITV comedy

Bad Move: Christmas cast and air date

Jack Dee comedy Bad Move is back on ITV this evening with a Christmas special.


Fresh from a brand new six episode run earlier in 2018, tonight sees a one-off Christmas special.

The new series of Bad Move started in October and the Xmas special airs tonight, Christmas Eve, December 24 at 9PM on 8:30PM.

Bad Move cast

An Open Mike Production written by Jack Dee and Pete Sinclair, ‘Bad Move’ stars Jack Dee as Steve and Kerry Godliman as his wife Nicky who play a couple both on their second marriages who have decided that moving to the Yorkshire countryside from Leeds is the answer to all their dreams.

Joining Jack and Kerry and returning for series two will be neighbours Matt (Miles Jupp) and Meena (Manjinder Virk), local rock star Grizzo (Seann Walsh), father in-law Ken (Philip Jackson), the local shopkeeper Shannon (Sue Vincent), Bronson (George Somner) and Alice (Thelma Ruby).

Bad Move spoilers

In series 2 of Bad Move, the rose-tinted fantasy of an idyllic country lifestyle proves to be further away than ever from Nicky and Steve. Their crumbling wreck of a house continues to throw problems at them – they have to deal with everything from an infestation of moths to a septic tank that’s ‘backing up’ as Ken charmingly puts it.

In tonight’s Christmas special, Nicky and Steve make a pact not to celebrate Christmas this year.They’re determined to treat it just like any other day.


But when Nicky takes pity on Alice, the wily old lady from the village, they find themselves hosting a drinks party, although as Steve is at pains to point out, “It’s not Christmas drinks – it’s just drinks that happen to be on Christmas Eve.”

Nicky’s Dad is invited, as are Matt and Meena, the world’s smuggest neighbours. An unexpected turn of events leads to their house guests staying longer than any of them intended. Matt and Meena’s children complain that it’s turning into the worst.