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'Ashes' creator: 'Gene appeal baffles me'

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DCI Gene Hunt in Ashes to Ashes

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Ashes To Ashes co-creator Matthew Graham has admitted that he has never understood the appeal of DCI Gene Hunt.

Philip Glenister, who played the maverick officer in the franchise, has enjoyed much attention from female fans.

Graham told The Guardian: "I'm still amazed that girls find it romantic, this big hulking bloke in a dated suit, that there could be anything even closely resembling a sex symbol. I find that baffling. It's great but I just don't understand it."

He also ruled out any further television or film appearances from Hunt, unless "Hollywood came calling".

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