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Benidorm comes to an end

The creator Derren Litten has finally confirmed the show is to be no more, much to the disappointment of fans.

In a poignant message to viewers on Twitter, Derren admitted he still couldn’t believe the series had come to an end.

He wrote: “Crazy to think Wednesday will be the last episode of Benidorm!

 

One viewer replied: “Thank you @DerrenLitten for 11yrs of the best laughs of my life, the best cast of all time, the fantastic guest stars, you sir are a genus, and deserve all the awards for all the hard work and brilliant writing.”

A second commented: “Thanks for those years, they seem to have gone in a flash ! A brilliant programme written by a genius and performed by a stunning cast here's to more #Benidorm in the future, long may it continue @TonyMaudsley1 @JakeCanuso @SherrieHewson @BeingBoycie and the rest of the crew.”

An insider explained: “Benidorm has been a huge success for ITV for a decade, but bosses feel it’s run its course.

“The ratings have started to drop off and a number of the fan favourites have left, so it just feels as though the time is right to let it go out while it’s still on a high.

“It has been ITV’s longest running comedy, which is a real achievement.”

Set in the Spanish resort, Benidorm followed Brits abroad and staff at the Solana all-inclusive resort.

But a disappointing 4.3 million fans tuned in for this week’s series opener — a 400,000 drop on last year’s launch.

Fans of Derren’s brilliant writing have a lot to look forward to however, as we also revealed he was penning a new comedy set in seaside resort Scarborough.

A stage version of the show is also in production and some of the show's best loved stars will go on a nationwide tour in September this year.

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