Former Rangers WAG Jean Johansson arrested for chip shop rammy during Scots Squad cameo appearance – Daily Record

Squeaky-clean TV presenter Jean Johansson almost got arrested after threatening to batter a chippy boss in a row over a pizza crunch.

But don’t worry, the Sunday Mail columnist, A Place In The Sun host and Animal Park star hasn’t lost the plot.

She has landed a cheeky cameo in hit comedy show Scot Squad and the hilarious scenes show her swearing on screen and behaving like a spoilt footballer’s wife.

Jean, married to former Rangers star Jonatan, said: “I’m friendly and nice and not showbizzy at all so being able to behave like an entitled diva threatening violence was so not me but so much fun.

Jean plays a snooty WAG in her Scots Squad cameo role

“It was also the first and last time I will ever be heard swearing on TV. I’m half-amused and half-horrified about what my mum will think.

“I never imagined I would get away with saying bad words on the telly.

“I’m a good girl and have never been in trouble with the police but I’ve witnessed plenty of altercations in chippies after a night out in Glasgow.

“There were always drunk folk trying to jump the queue in the Blue Lagoon or Da Vinci’s. It was hilarious to watch, which makes the Scots Squad scene so authentic.”

The mum-of-one, who grew up in Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, is the latest in a long line of famous Scots who have been asked to play spoof versions of themselves in the show – including Lorraine Kelly, Judith Ralston, Chick Young, Sally Magnusson and Sir Tom Hunter.

Jean appears on screen as herself in the chip shop rammy alongside show favourites PC Jack McLaren and PC Sarah Fletcher.

Jean, 38, who is a massive fan of the BBC Scotland series, will be seen losing her temper after the chippy puts up her photo to advertise its greasy pizza crunch.

Jean said: “I’m always tweeting about the show as I love it so much and I struck up a social media friendship with creator Joe Hullait.

“Next thing I knew I got a call from the comedy unit wanting to know if I’d like to make a cameo appearance – of course I jumped at the chance.

“The show is unscripted so I was sent an outline saying I was going to cause a barney in a chippy and get chatted up by PC McLaren, who sees Jean and her hubby as Glasgow’s answer to the Beckhams.”

Jean added: “No script meant I didn’t have any cues or marks to hit, which was lovely. I was just told to say whatever came into my head and if it worked, it worked.

“I knew talking about Rangers and Jonatan was a safe bet as both PC McLaren and Jordan Young, the actor who plays him, are massive fans.

Jean Johansson while filming on the set of Scot Squad pictured with creator Joe Hullait
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“I know Jordan through his former River City co-star Gary Lamont, who is one of my good friends, and we have talked football in the past.”

Jean, mum to Junior, 10, said the cast and crew encouraged her to let loose on set.

She said: “Jordan and Sally, who plays PC Fletcher, are such great comedy actors and gave me the confidence to go for it with my improv. It has reignited my passion for acting.

“Back in 2008, I did a taster course in acting at RADA in London. I loved it but I was at a crossroads in my career and chose presenting.

“I think I’ve always been better at being my authentic self on camera. Maybe I missed the boat.

“When I was modelling, I did a couple of fast-food commercials and one for PlayStation but, apart from that, my acting experience amounts to playing Mary in the P1 nativity.

“I’d love to do more Scot Squad. Maybe PC McLaren and I could strike up a romance?”

Scot Squad is on BBC Scotland at 10pm on Thursday.

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