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Jane Horrocks: 'Trollied role based on Come Dine With Me woman'

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Jane Horrocks has revealed that she based her character in Trollied on a contestant from Come Dine With Me.

Horrocks plays Julie, the acting deputy manager at budget supermarket Valco, in the new Sky1 comedy.

"She is a big snob," Horrocks told What's On TV. "She is incredibly ambitious and wants the deputy manager role permanently.

"She has worked her way up in Valco over 20 years, but she was jilted several years ago, which threw her off-kilter, and she is carrying a lot of angst."

Horrocks added that she once saw a woman "just like Julie" on an episode of Come Dine With Me.

"[She was] a real snob who got things a bit wrong and used malapropisms," she explained. "She was really dismissive of the other competitors and thought that they really wouldn't know what she was cooking anyway so she was just going to cook rubbish for them. She is on my screensaver on my computer. I don't look like her, but she was absolutely how I thought Julie would be."

Horrocks also suggested that a supermarket is a good setting for a comedy, saying: "It hasn't been done much before, but it is so universal. There is so much scope for stories - people will watch it and recognise themselves and think, 'Oh, I've done that', whether it's manoeuvring trolleys or opening those stupid little bags for fruit and veg."

Trollied will begin on August 4 at 9pm on Sky1.

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Watch Sky1's comedy reel, which includes a clip of Trollied, below:

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