What's not to love about Micky "it's not pink... it's fuchsia" Maguire? Just don't say nuffin about his mam or he'll stab you in the neck with a screwdriver...

Micky's homosexuality, the vigorous concealment of it and the subsequent happy exercising of it, add a whole new dimension to the goings-on around the Chatsworth Estate.

After Micky reveals his sexuality to Ian, the pair enjoy a brief stint living together - but the final nail in the coffin of this always rocky relationship was Ian discovering that Micky's past sexual partners included his faithful hound, Nelson.

Having flirted briefly with the idea of becoming a fireman, Micky uncovers his most surprising talent to date: becoming a superb surrogate father to his baby sister Cilla.

After witnessing a young woman die giving birth, Micky chooses to look after the orphaned child. Saying a final goodbye to Mimi he tries to share his secret, but she stops him before he can speak another word...