A Boxmoor pensioner is the star in a new prank series that is proving to be a hit with Sunday night viewers.
The new ITV show – Off Their Rockers – features 77-year-old grandfather Barry Newton along with a team of other mischievous pensioners.
Secret filming captures them as they play pranks on unsuspecting young people.
Some of the filming was done in Hemel Hempstead’s Marlowes and Barry, who even did naked stunts to shock his victims, said most young people laughed it off. “We never expected a lot of them to put up with it.
“They just laughed and took it in the manner it was meant.”
“I think I only had one objection and that was in Hemel itself,” he said.
Barry has been acting since he was nine years old and specialises in variety performances. He competed in the talent show Opportunity Knocks, but the job he gets most recognised for is a Heinz Tomato Ketchup advert, which has been shown around the world, where he is seen tapping the top of an invisible bottle of the famous sauce.
However, in Hemel Hempstead Barry is probably more well known for his politics – he was chairman of the local branch of UKIP before reverting back to the Conservative Party and recently ran in the Adeyfield by-election.