I agree Betty, personally I'd have preferred to see Pete taking more time to grieve and get himself back on track in privacy. But if ITV2 have the show scheduled, perhaps CAN have to deliver to a deadline. Or perhaps he wanted to get his remaining filming contract over with so that he can move on to other things. Just saying he might not have complete control over the matter. I think he's the kind of person who likes to honour his commitments and I'd agree with you that his management should be more protective of his wellbeing at times.
They work for HIM.
He's a grown man for gods sake not the bloody teaboy - if he wanted more time off he could easily have asked for the series to be postponed until HE was ready.