Melvin 'Mel' Churchill Harvey appears in the second series as Madge's fiancée. Mel is as rude as Madge and is at first somewhat ridiculed by the Garvey family, although it is later proven that Mel will do anything for his family. Mel is an affluent man who started his business empire from a bakery in Kirkstall, he now has a chain of five sunbed shops in Manchester, which he tells everyone who will listen. In the third series he owns a shop in Benidorm renting mobility scooters something Mick describes as a business 'renting scooters to fat bone idle alcoholics who are too lazy to walk to the pub'. By the third series he is seen to get on with Madge's grandson Michael but is still brisk and pompous with everyone else. After Mick works for him in Benidorm he begins to get on better with him. Geoffrey Hutchings died in July 2010. The characters' absence from the 2010 Christmas special is explained by the Garveys who say Mel "is away on business in Marrakech". Mel's second-in-command and son-in-law Mick and Mel's wife Madge receives several unheard mobile phone calls from Mel, explaining that his flight has been delayed and he has to take the next flight the following day. In the end Mick recieves a phone call confirming that Mel had sadly passed away. After his death his wife Madge Harvey lost all their money and con man going by the name of 'Mohammad Mohammad' claimed to have half of Mel's fortune from a business trip in Marrakech prior to his death.