In fact, just before the premiere episode of the first season ratings were released, the 49-year-old reveals he was a ball of nerves and couldn’t sleep.
‘I woke up at about 7 o’clock in the morning and the ratings come out at about eight or nine (am) and I started to get really worried at about eight o’clock,” the former Packed To The Rafter’s actor remembers. ‘I thought, ‘This could be it for me’ - it was the first time I’d really worried about that (my acting future).’
As it turned out, the handsome actor had nothing to worry about.
‘The numbers came through and we were all giddy with delight,’ Erik laughs. ‘I was just hoping the show wouldn’t be s***house, let alone do that well and win Logies! I was never expecting that. I just didn’t want it to be embarrassingly bad.’