Spoiler I can see Ellis fitting in quite well. I've seen him in 'Miranda' and he's got good range (within the bounds of a sitcom, of course). I think he's got potential and would do a good job, but I would be disappointed if he as wheeled in as merely a love interest for Mary. She's had her big love story, another would feel like going over old territory. Indeed, opening old wounds. In short, I'd welcome Ellis, but please Julian, don't get lazy. Mary and Matthew's relationship meant so much to me. Don't undermine it by pushing Mary into a quickfire romance. She's not that sort.