Matthew and Cory on set of Glee (c

Matthew Morrison has spoken about the tragic death of Glee co-stars Cory Monteith and Mark Salling.

The actor and dancer, who will star as a dance captain on BBC show The Greatest Dancer, said their deaths were a warning about the pitfalls of the entertainment industry.

The 40-year-old actor said: Glee was an amazing time. The cast all see each other now and then and keep in touch.

I miss my friends, especially Cory and Mark. They were two incredible guys, they were on their own paths and what happened hasnt tainted the memories of Glee, but its taught me about the business and the nature of fame.

Matthew and Cory in 2011 (Picture: Fox)

Cory – who played Finn Hudson in the Fox series – died in July 2013 at the age of 31 from an accidental drugs overdose.

Mark – who played Noah Puck Puckerman – took his own life in January 2018 at the age of 35 as he awaited sentencing for the possession of child pornography.

Mark Salling and Matthew perform on Glee together (Picture: Fox)

Matthew, who played teacher Will Schuester in the musical TV series, also spoke about the friendships he has built over the years, telling Closer magazine that it made him very happy when the shows co-creator Brad Falchuk married Gwyneth Paltrow, who played substitute teacher Holly Holliday in several episodes.

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He said: Working with Gwyneth was amazing – I was always such a fan of hers, so working with her was incredible.

Shes such a close friend of mine, and its awesome because shes now married to one of my great friends, Brad. Theyre both wonderful people.

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