HUNDREDS of This Country fans packed out WHSmith for a chance to meet the cult comedy’s stars.

Daisy May and Charlie Cooper, who play cousins Kerry and Kurtan Mucklowe in the hit BBC show, signed copies of their new book – and even treated one man to a rendition of a Swindon Town football chant.

Staff at the WHSmith store on Recent Street were expecting 350 through the door. A queue of people snaked through the magazine section at the front of the shop to the far end of the books department at the back.

Sandie Parsley had got into the spirit of the event, gutting a number of black plastic bin liners and turning them into a dress – in homage to the bin bag outfit Daisy May wore to the Baftas in 2019.

Asked why she enjoyed the Coopers’ comedy classic, the 32-year-old from Bishopstone said: “It’s just funny. It’s just like being at home.”

Darren Wanless, 37, from Covingham, was one of the first to get his book signed. His robin red Swindon Town shirt drew a football chant from Daisy Cooper, whose character Kerry is often seen on screen wearing the team strip.

“We enjoy watching the show,” he said. “I’m a Swindon Town fan and the show is brilliant. It’s good for the club. It’s been hard times of late but things are picking up.”

Naet Hirt, nine, had managed to get the Coopers to sign his Town football shirt. “They’re really funny,” he beamed.

Store manager Kerry Ackrill has been at the Regent Street shop for three years. She said: “It’s a massive programme. We’ve had people come in and out asking for tickets all week.

“This is the biggest book signing we’ve had in my time here.

“It’s really exciting. It’s a really good feeling – a good vibe.”

Staff had sold 350 tickets, with much of the ground work done by Ms Ackrill's deputy Aidan Maher.

Now in its third – and final – series, This Country follows the adventures of cousins Kerry and Kurtan Mucklowe.

The fly-on-the-wall comedy is filmed in Northleach, with repeat characters including the local vicar and members of the Mucklowe clan. Kerry jokes about having enemies all over: “I’ve got enemies in South Cerney, I’ve got enemies in North Cerney, I’ve got enemies in Cerney Wick. I’ve got enemies in Bourton-on-the-Water.”

The signing followed the unveiling of a pop-up statue of Kerry outside the County Ground on Saturday afternoon.

Town fans posed with the bronze – inspired by Rodin's The Thinker – before the win over Grimsby.

This Country periodically references the Robins. In one episode, Kurtan says: “At Swindon Town FC, everyone comes together and forgets their utter hatred of each other.”