Benidorm creator Darren Litten plans to open themed bar in Benidorm

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Derren Litten, the creator of Benidorm, has revealed that he is reviving the cancelled ITV series – as a themed bar.

After the cancellation of his recent coastal-set sitcom Scarborough, Litten announced the move on Twitter.

“When the BBC cancelled my latest show Scarborough I had a long think about what I wanted to do next,” he wrote. “I genuinely thought Scarborough was some of my best work and if it’s not what TV channels are looking for now maybe I should do something completely different.”

“So I made a decision to step away from making TV programmes for a while and I sat down and thought about the things I like doing,” he continued.

“I like Benidorm, I like drinking, I like karaoke, I like socialising. But how on earth could I make an income from all that?” he asked.

“That’s when I first got excited about the idea of opening a karaoke bar in Benidorm.”

Benidorm ran from 2007 to 2018 and starred a host of actors including Steve Pemberton and Johnny Vegas.

Litten also confirmed that he had kept a lot of the props and costumes from the series, “which were going to be dumped” – suggesting that his Benidorm-themed bar would give people the chance to drink and be merry while surrounded by genuine artefacts from the series.