14 AUGUST 2013
Doc Martin star Martin Clunes has used his medical knowledge from his years playing the grumpy West Country GP to step in and stop surgeons operating on his wife.
Martin, who is married to the show's producer Philippa Braithwaite, got involved when doctors said they wanted to carry out what he described as a "nonsensical" operation.
"As Philippa's husband, it was my prerogative to do this. But when I was chatting to hospital staff they handed me her medical notes to look at in a way they might not have with an ordinary member of the public. I do wonder whether there wasn't some confusion between me and Doc Martin."
(FROM READERS DIGEST SEPTEMBER ISSUE)