The future of ITV 1 comedy Benidorm has been thrown into chaos amid its creator Derren Litten and the channel failing to confirm whether it will or will not get another series.
Originally, ITV were coy over any further commitment to the show that was in it’s 11th series, after a spokesperson said: ‘No decision has been made about a further series.’ As a result, the Sun then suggested it was about to be axed and will see out its current series before doing so.
The show’s creator, Litten, 47, tweeted about its apparent cancelling, making a joke about the reliability of the newspaper. ‘Don’t make me f**king laugh,’ he shared to his 33,000 followers.
However, Litten then tweeted about the show ending – which technically it had done in its current series this week – which prompted fans to put two and two together and conclude it was the end of the road for the programme.
‘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!’ he said – implying that the show was n fact no more.
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 pic.twitter.com/WQmdaIG4i4
— Derren Litten (@DerrenLitten) April 29, 2018
His tweet is certainly worded as if this is the end, as he reminisces over the past 11 years of the programme.
But now, after the current season ended on Wednesday, he’s added fuel to the fire by throwing doubt on its cancellation.
Litten questioned whether it was really over, just because – yet again – the newspaper had said so, after they wrote this story about him.
For people who say the show MUST be coming to an end because they read it in The Sun; well yes, I must admit they've never been wrong before…. pic.twitter.com/Hcl9omBK2q
— Derren Litten (@DerrenLitten) May 3, 2018
With no one actually saying conclusively whether Benidorm is definitely cancelled or not, it’s left fans feeling confused and unsure what to think.
The show has been a popular comedy for viewers over the past decade, as the show became the channel’s longest-running comedy show.
The award-winning show first appeared on TV screens in 2007. (PA)
It also received critical acclaim when it was awarded Most Popular Comedy Programme in 2008 and 2011 at the NTAs, proving a big hit with its growing fanbase over the years.
Yahoo Celebrity contacted Derrin for comment, to which his publicist responded in an email: ‘there is no further comment…………………..’
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