Death In Paradise actor Tony Gardner reveals the prank his children have played on him after he misses Glastonbury for the first time
It’s one of the biggest events in the calendar year with several famous faces attending.
But one person who was gutted to miss out on this year’s Glastonbury festival was actor Tony Gardner.
The star of hit BBC series Death In Paradise, revealed to fans that he has only ever missed it once before.
And despite not going, his children – who did attend the festival – made sure he was part of it.
Tony, 57, posted a picture of his children at Worthy Farm holding a flag with different images of him all over it.
Gutted: Death In Paradise actor Tony Gardner revealed to fans that he couldn’t make Glastonbury this year having only missed it once before
Jokes: Tony, 57, posted a picture of his children at Worthy Farm holding a flag with different images of him from over the years all over it
The pictures were of his various states from his Glastonbury experiences over the years, with the words ‘Forgotten but not gone’ emblazoned across the flag.
Glasto every year, but not this year, and have been moaning about all the flags in recent years that have pictures of the dearly departed ‘RIP Gordon’ etc, etc x’
In another image of the flag in more detail Tony captioned it: ‘I’m not a fan of the flags at @glastofest. In recent years a trend has developed of flags with photos of deceased family or friends – RIP Gary, etc – so not only can you not see the stage, but you’re looking at dead people. Bit of a vibe killer.
‘In my absence this year to appear in @anarchistwestend my family had this flag made which only arrived today so won’t get rolled out at the festival. Probably a good thing.’
Fans were quick to react to the hilarious photo with one writing: ‘I proper laughed at this.’
Another said: ‘Touching tribute’ whilst a third penned ‘Kids. All heart.’
Tony is currently reprising his role as Superintendent Curry in the theatre production of Accidental Death of an Anarchist, which is why he had to miss out on the festival.
Describing his character, Tony said he’s ‘pompous, emotionally labile, and a bit stupid. A perfect combination for any comedy actor’.
LOL: The actor revealed he isn’t a fan of flags at festivals as you can’t see the stage and they usually contain dead people so his family made this as a joke
Missing out: Tony is currently reprising his role as Superintendent Curry in the theatre production of Accidental Death of an Anarchist
Famous face: Gardner appeared in Death in Paradise in 2017 (pictured here) and is a father to three children and a qualified doctor
The show is a political farce, written by Dario Fo and his wife Franca Rame in 1970.
Glastonbury is back for its 51st edition this year.
Happy campers have been treated to dry weather and sunshine throughout the weekend, with temperatures hitting 29C.
Headliners have included The Arctic Monkeys, Guns and Roses and tonight Elton John makes his debut.