Comedy partner reveals how he coped with his friend's deathGriff Rhys Jones
sometimes still has to remind himself that Mel Smith
, his comedy partner and friend for 35 years, is no longer around.
"It's just very weird this year because Mel died quite shockingly early," he said. "So it's like unfinished business, in a funny way. You think, 'Wow, gosh, wait a minute'. For years, we used to get together and do stuff every now and again, and you think, 'You can't do that Mel, that's just...' What am I supposed to do now?"
Jones turned 60 on Saturday. Although he has done some comedy on his own, such as last year's The One and Only Griff Rhys Jones
for BBC1, he said: "That was a rather strange thing as well, because Mel had been a bit ill when he turned up to do that. I regret we didn't do it together.