'He was going to be staying the night and at some point during the evening, you said "I'm afraid I don't know what the sleeping arrangements are between you two," rather than just giving him his own room! ' This kind of gentle sniping goes on all the time, between Dennis, 60, and his daughter, who played the role of Laura Beale in East Enders.Dennis, for example, has strong views on Hannah's time in the BBC1 soap.He is Dennis Waterman, star of 70s and 80s TV hits The Sweeney and Minder, and now enjoying another wave of success in New Tricks, as maverick detective Gerry Standing.'Although I did used to wonder if I had any brothers and sisters, that I didn't know about,' admits Hannah, 32.
In fact, it might be a very good idea not to drink as much as I do, to smoke as much as I do - to do anything I do, as much as I do!"I'm 45 now, and at my age we can all get a bit lethargic."'Splash' returns to ITV1 on January 5 and will also star TOWIE's Gemma Collins, pop star Una Foden and Hollyoaks actress Gemma Merna.Unlike her character Emily in detective drama New Tricks, who receives some shocking news about her parentage, Hannah Waterman has never been in any doubt as to the identity of her father.'If we ever shared a dressing room, she would drive me absolutely mad and I'd probably try and lock her in the make-up room to get a bit of peace.' Retorts Hannah: 'I have to talk all the time, otherwise you don't listen.I go round to your house, try and engage conversation, and you won't turn down the volume on the TV because you're watching golf or your beloved Chelsea.'So I talk and talk and talk until eventually you admit defeat, turn down the volume and say: "All right, I suppose I've got to talk to you now, haven't I?
I certainly hadn't envisaged a twist in the storyline where it's revealed her character isn't my daughter!