Cast Interviews
Tom Swire

Tom Swire

Plays
Seb Webb

REMIND US OF WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR CHARACTER AT THE END OF LAST SERIES?
Seb had just successfully reconciled with his girlfriend Yasmin after all the mishaps they'd had with her ex-boyfriend Cash. Seb had very generously paid off Cash with a dubious looking sports car to keep him away from Yasmin.

DOES SEB HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS FATHER ROGER IN THIS SERIES?
I think the impression you get is that Seb has finally burnt his bridges with his dad Roger. I think there's only so much a dad can take and Seb cracking on to his step mum Jackie probably was enough for him!

WHAT DOES YOUR CHARACTER GET UP TO THIS SERIES?
Explosive times await Seb this series. Just as things began to look up in the last series, Seb has to deal with events possibly taking a turn for the worst. Be prepared for boozing and drug abuse.

ARE SEB AND YASMIN STILL AN ITEM?
Seb and Yasmin are indeed an item. It is love for Seb. But as the series continues, Yasmin has some important decisions to make and unfortunately for poor Seb, his interests may not be completely at heart.

DO YOU THINK IT WILL LAST?
I really can't answer that question! All will be revealed in the opening episodes!

SEB HAD SOME PROBLEMS LAST SERIES WITH YASMIN'S EX-BOYFRIEND CASH, DOES CASH CAUSE PROBLEMS IN THIS SERIES?
Cash is out to cause real problems for Seb and Yasmin. Seb is determined to fight tooth and nail for Yas but only time will tell if they are strong enough.

SEB HAS LOST HIS POSITION AT EARLS PARK AND HAS NOW BEEN RELEGATED TO A LOWER DIVISION TEAM. WHAT EFFECT DOES THIS HAVE ON SEB?
Seb takes this really hard and it really does affect his game. He struggles to cope with this and his best friend becomes drink and drugs.

DO YOU FEEL SORRY FOR SEB?
I feel mortified for Seb. He has brought a lot of things upon himself in previous times. But now the events that happen are out of his control. If he is strong enough is yet to be seen.

DOES SEB GET UP TO ANY MISCHIEF IN THIS SERIES?
Seb doesn't handle rejection well and after losing his place at Sparks, he decides to try playing for City. But after a certain mischievous incident in a hospital involving both him and Darius Fry and large amounts of illegal substances, Garry Ryan sets out to ruin this for him as well, and therefore finish his career.

YOU HAD A STEAMY SEX SCENE WITH YASMIN LAST SERIES IN A LIMO - ARE THERE ANY NAUGHTY SCENES THE VIEWERS CAN LOOK FORWARD TO THIS SERIES?
My lips are sealed, you'll have to watch to find out!

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SAUCY/CONTROVERSIAL SCENES IN EXTRA TIME?
Sauce and raunch are key factors and trademark to the series now and if we lost that, we'd lose a key factor in part of the entertainment. Plus, if we are honest, we all enjoy doing it!

WHY DO YOU THINK EXTRA TIME IS SUCCESSFUL?
I think the characters can be related to by the audience. Whereas in Footballers' Wives, the characters are out of the average viewer's spectrum, in Extra Time they can identify with traits and circumstances.

WHAT DO YOU THINK THE FUTURE WILL BE FOR YOUR CHARACTER?
I think Seb will have a tough time with Yasmin. They have a very passionate yet explosive relationship. And Cash no doubt will reappear and start causing more problems. And the fact that Seb is not taking his football too seriously means that perhaps things aren't looking that rosy for him!

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY ABOUT PLAYING YOUR CHARACTER?
Especially this series, the truth behind Seb really shows. He can no longer hide behind his bravado and arrogance. I enjoyed this, being able to peel back the surface and show what Seb is really made of.

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE AND DISLIKE ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER IF YOU WERE INTRODUCED IN REAL LIFE?
I don't like Seb's drug habit and his constant habit of destroying every good thing in his life. I do like his 'carpe diem' attitude though!

WHAT ARE THE SIMILARITIES BETWEEN YOU AND SEB?
There are none... Honest!

DO YOU THINK YOUR CHARACTER HAS CHANGED FROM THE LAST SERIES?
Seb started to mature at the end of last series, only for things to unfortunately backfire on him this series.

HOW DO YOU THINK EXTRA TIME DIFFERS FROM FOOTBALLERS' WIVES?
Extra Time has been able to branch out into certain aspects of the characters lives and explore them more. Taking them out of their workplace adds a new element which is really interesting to see. What goes on behind closed doors can be just as fiery. I also love the background music in Extra Time.

HAVE YOU FILMED A MEMORABLE SCENE YET?
The last few scenes on episode four were great to film - I can't say because I will get in trouble. But they will always stick with me.

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST PROFESSIONAL ACTING ROLE?
I had a small but great part in BBC's 'Blackpool' working alongside the fantastic David Tennant and David Morrissey.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND BROUGHT UP?
I was born and brought up in a town called Poulton-Le-Fylde, just out of Blackpool.

WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
In London.

DO YOU SUPPORT A FOOTBALL TEAM?
I support Manchester United but I occasionally look at Blackpool too.

WHAT'S THE BEST THING ABOUT BEING INVOLVED WITH EXTRA TIME?
The cast and crew are great. I know that sounds like a real cop out of an answer. But the show wouldn't be a success if the cast didn't get on and the crew didn't work as hard as they do. Especially my boy Jamie D A.K.A Helmut Muffin... He knows who he is!!!

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING SINCE FILMING THE LAST SERIES?
Since the last series I've been doing lots of sleeping as well playing lots of Football Manager.

WHAT ARE YOU HOPING TO DO AFTER FINISHING FILMING THE SERIES?
There are a few things in the pipeline. We'll keep our fingers crossed and see!

WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR FREE TIME?
I enjoy going to the gym, occasionally... I also like football and drinking with mates.