Sir Ian Mckellen wants a bedroom scene with Sir Derek Jacobi

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The veteran actors Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Derek Jacobi play an older gay couple in the ITV sitcom Vicious.

The new series of the sitcom begins tonight, and Sir Ian thinks there’s only one thing they’ve been missing – a scene in the bedroom.

He told The Sun: “We have not yet had a scene seeing the two of them in bed together, and I don’t see why that couldn’t be the case.

“In the past, gay characters in soaps have been quite unbelievable and you couldn’t imagine them in bed.

“But Freddie and Stuart have sex and are rude about each other.”

Last week, Sir Ian spoke about having a crush on his co-star and long time friend when they were at university in Cambridge together.

He said: “Yes, I did fancy Derek, but I didn’t act on it, God, no. It was illegal, remember.

“What there was was a bit sleazy, I suspect. One of the reasons I became an actor was that you could meet gay people.”

Sir Derek Jacobi spoke about coming out to his mother, who declared his sexuality “a phase”.

Sir Ian will appear in the upcoming film Mr Holmes, playing detective Sherlock Holmes as an elderly man.