‘They wanted to tie up loose ends’: The Nanny’s Daniel ‘Niles’ Davis reveals the ONE major storyline he thought made no sense on the hit sitcom
The Nanny was one of the biggest sitcoms of the 1990s.
And while the series was well received by viewers for six seasons, there’s one major storyline that Daniel Davis, who played British butler Niles, never quite understood.
Speaking to news.com.au, the 74-year-old actor admitted that he was no fan of his character ending up with longtime rival C.C. Babcock at the end of the series.
‘That’s the only part that I never really bought’: The Nanny’s Daniel Davis, who played Niles on the show, has revealed the one storyline he never liked
‘That’s the only part that I never really bought, to tell you the truth,’ he said.
‘C.C. and I had been so oil and water — I didn’t buy that we would end up married. But I had to play it, because that’s what they wrote … I don’t think I’ve ever expressed that to anyone before!’
He added: ‘I guess they were just wanting to tie up the loose ends.’
Daniel admitted that he was hoping that the romance storyline between Niles and C.C. would mean a spin-off series for the couple, but that never happened.
Romance: Speaking to news.com.au , the 74-year-old actor admitted that he was no fan of his character ending up with longtime rival C.C. Babcock at the end of the series. (Pictured)
The pair’s long-running feud was one of the biggest sources of comedy throughout The Nanny’s six season run, with both Niles and C.C. sharing a mutual hatred of each other.
However, things eventually started to thaw between the pair, and by the final season, Niles proposed to C.C.
The first episode of The Nanny follows how the down on her luck Fran Fine, played by Fran Drescher, meets the affluent Sheffield family.
All smiles: Daniel (right) poses with The Nanny’s Fran Drescher (left) in 2014
After her beau Danny breaks up with her and fires her from his bridal shop in one fell swoop, Fran finds herself selling makeup door-to-door.
That’s when she happens to ring the bell at the Sheffield home, where a mix-up lets her interview for a nanny position with the family.
Although initially reluctant, Maxwell Sheffield, played by Charles Shaughnessy, hires her to take care of his trio of kids.
Classic: The first episode of The Nanny follows how the down on her luck Fran Fine, played by Drescher, meets the affluent Sheffield family. (Pictured together)