“They had done yoga about nine years ago and I didn’t know anything about it but since then, about two years ago, I took yoga up and so I was very excited to show my stuff,” he continued.
“However I had to pretend that Barnaby didn’t know how to do it when actually I am a bit of a dab hand.
“One day, whilst the cameras were being set up, the yoga teacher got the actors who would be involved in the class all rolling around doing yoga at 8 am.
“I was sitting around have a cup of tea and I saw this impromptu, alfresco yoga class and I ran over, threw myself down and joined in. It is a fantastic way to start the day. I thought I’d like to do this every day; maybe we’ll introduce it on set.”
Midsomer Murders continues on ITV on Sunday at 9pm.