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There’s a new face in ‘Lewis’ tonight with Babou Ceesay collecting the sidekick baton from Laurence Fox, in Episode 3 of the seventh and final series of ITV’s crime drama (9pm).

“I’ll probably have to go behind the sofa a couple of times,” confides Ceesay, of watching himself in what is undoubtedly his biggest role to date.

“But Kevin Whately’s seen my first episode and sent me a lovely text, so I’m not worrying too much. A bit.”

Babou Ceesay with his 'Lewis' co-star Kevin Whately

According to Ceesay, his co-star, who knows all too well the perils of stepping into a pair of acting shoes made comfy by someone else (those of John Thaw’s Morse being particularly familiar and distinctive), could not have been more welcoming...

“He’s such a lovely man,” muses Ceesay. “Laurence Fox joked a lot about my being »

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