Doctor Foster's Suranne Jones appears to rule out a third series of the BBC show

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Doctor Foster star Suranne Jones appears to have ruled out a third series of the popular BBC drama.

The show's last series aired in 2017, though the idea of a third has been in doubt ever since, with creator Mike Bartlett recently suggesting that if it does happen, it will be a long way off.

Well, Suranne, who starred as Gemma Foster, has given a rather more definite answer about where things stand – and it isn't good news.

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Asked by Radio Times whether the door was closed on more of the show, Jones answered: "Yes. I haven't said that before in interviews, as I tend to say: who knows? I loved it, I love Mike Bartlett, I love [the producers] Drama Republic.

"Series one was amazing, series two, equally, peaked at nearly ten million viewers and pushed in crazy directions. But I think Gemma's done."

Jones' co-star Bertie Carvel recently opened up about why a third series would be difficult, explaining: "It will be difficult to get the band back together.

Photo credit: BBC/Drama Republic/Laurence Cendrowicz

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"That's the challenge with British TV, there aren't the budgets to keep people in golden handcuffs with such huge options. It was a blessing we were able to do the second and I wasn't too busy at that stage.

"The further we go in time, everybody's career is doing very nicely," he added. "You have to make a big investment in something in order to make it an endlessly returnable series."

However, Bartlett himself said a return "depends" on whether they could crack the right story, and joked it could come back in "60 years".

Doctor Foster series 1 and 2 are available on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download.

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