Benidorm's Mateo hints there'll be another series
Actor Jake Canuso who is most famous for playing Mateo Castellanos in the show has dropped a huge hint that the programme may not be over, tweeting this message on his Twitter this morning:
Its WEDNESDAY!!! The day of the @BenidormTVshow 9PM on @ITV This last episode of the current series is fun packed with laughs and guest stars!!! You’re in for a treat! It’s been a great series. One of my favs! Is there a next series? I’m saying nothing (wink face) #benidorm #Benidorm10
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This comes just days after Benidorm creator, Derren Litten confirmed that Wednesday (2nd May) episode of Benidorm will be the final ever episode. He confirmed the news on his Twitter account with the below message.
'Crazy to think Wednesday will be the last episode of Benidorm! I created the series over 11 years ago, wrote it, guest starred in it and ended up directing it. It's difficult to think what else there is to do! Thank you for watching! #MuchasGracias'
A source told The Sun newspaper: “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.”
The series, set in the Spanish seaside resort, is the channel’s longest-running comedy, but rumours are swirling that its creator Derren Little has other irons in the fire and is working on a BBC sitcom set in Scarborough.
He quickly took to Twitter to rubbish the claims, saying: ‘I enjoyed that story after series 6. And 7 and 8 and 9…’
Just a few weeks ago he said he hoped that the sunshine series would carry on for another 10 years.
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Benidorm, which was back on screens this week, attracted 4.3 million viewers – a 400,000 drop since this time last year. Cameos for this series are set to include Shane Richie, Nigel Havers, Claire Sweeney and Tony Hadley.
Last week saw ITV air a celebratory documentary looking behind the scenes of the hit show. It included Derren Little addressing the show’s team, and looking back on the first series when he joked he was hoping for a ‘free holiday in Spain’, adding “Spain is now my home and I have found a family.”