Matt Berry has revealed how it can feel “odd” when he travels on public transport.

The Toast Of London star admitted how he felt a bit awkward sandwiched between two commuters, who failed to recognise him on the train, even though they were reading articles about his show at the time.

Matt Berry
Matt Berry (Matt Crossick/PA)

“They pretty much at the same point got to that page [about Toast], held that page open for quite a long time with my image [on it] and didn’t notice at all that they were sat next to that guy,” the actor and musician recalled.

“I remember thinking, ‘I’ve got to get up’ and then I thought, ‘I can’t get up because if I get up, it’ll be even worse. I’ll just have to stay still’. It was very weird.”

Matt, who is also known for starring in The IT Crowd and The Mighty Boosh, said travelling on planes can also be socially awkward situations.

“No one tells you about those sorts of things. It’s not a moan, don’t get me wrong, it’s just odd. Unexpected.”

Matt reprises his role as puffed-up jobbing actor Steven Toast in the third series of the offbeat Channel 4 comedy, which also stars Doon Mackichan, Robert Bathurst and Harry Peacock.

This series alone sees plum cameos from Mad Men’s Jon Hamm, who Toast falls in love with, Matt’s mate Bob Mortimer, Paul Whitehouse and Brian Blessed as Steven’s dad, who is on his best comic form.

Matt Berry and Brian Blessed in Toast Of London
Matt Berry and Brian Blessed in Toast Of London (Ben Meadows/Channel 4)

“When you get Brian Blessed, you get Brian Blessed,” Matt said.

“There’s no button number two; it’s just Brian Blessed.”

The star, who created the show in 2013, previously gave Doctor Who’s Peter Davison, John Nettles and Queens Of The Stone Age rocker Josh Homme cameos.

Toast Of London begins on Channel 4 on Wednesday, November 18.