It might be hard to imagine your tweenage years without the Olsen twins, but Full House star John Stamos has revealed how close he came to having them fired.
Mary-Kate and Ashley were cast as Michelle Tanner on the ABC sitcom aged just nine months in 1987 and continued to share the role right up until 1995. But working with young children can test anyone's patience, and Stamos has admitted that he almost reached breaking point.
"It's sort of true that the Olsen twins cried a lot," he said on the Television Critics Association press tour. "It was very difficult to get the shot. So I [gestures], 'Get them out...!' That is actually 100 per cent accurate.
"They brought in a couple of unattractive redhead kids. We tried that for a while and that didn't work. [The producers] were like, all right, get the Olsen twins back, and that's the story."
TV reboots in pictures
TV reboots in pictures
1/11 The X-Files
A case for Mulder and Scully? David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson in ‘The X-Files’ .
2/11 Full House
The cast of Full House circa 1987. The original series first aired in 1987 and ran for eight seasons until 1995. It is set to return and be shown on Netflix.
3/11 The Powerpuff Girls
A new series of the late Nineties superhero series is expected in 2016 with new voice actors as the girls.
Sylar, Peter and co make a welcome return to our TV screens with a third series of the popular show Heroes.
Meet the Thunderbirds of 2015: L-R, Scott, Virgil, Alan, Gordon and John in front of their home, the exotic Tracy Island. The CGI versions are a far cry from the puppets of the '60s version.
6/11 Danger Mouse
Pointless host Alexander Armstrong takes over from Sir David Jason as the lead in the upcoming Danger Mouse CBBC'S remake.
7/11 Red Dwarf
The Emmy Award winning sci-fi comedy is to return in 2016 and 2017 with some of the original cast: Craig Charles as Dave Lister, Robert Llewellyn as Kryten and Chris Barrie as Arnold Rimmer.
8/11 House of Cards
Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright in Netflix original series House of Cards.
Actor Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark in BBC1's remake of its classic 1970s series.
The original 'Teletubbies' are set to return to our screens, 20 years later.
11/11 The Clangers
Sadly, it is looking unlikely that the Olsens will be joining Stamos for the Netflix reboot Fuller House, which is reuniting the original cast members for 13 episodes. The sisters retired as actresses in 2012 to focus on forging careers in fashion instead.Reuse content