ITV confirms Cold Feet is taking a break after its current series
Cold Feet series 9 will be the show's last for the foreseeable future.
The Manchester-based drama has enjoyed two lives on ITV, first airing between 1998 and 2003, and then the 2016 revival which has been running ever since.
Series 9 concluded tonight (February 17), and creator Mike Bullen has explained why he's now giving the show a bit of a rest.
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He said: "We feel we've explored to our satisfaction the issues confronting the characters at this stage of their lives and we want to give them all a little time to move on, to put clear water between the stories we've told thus far and the issues they'll be exploring when they are empty nesters staring down the barrel of grandparenthood.
"We're looking forward to returning at a later date to document the agony and the ecstasy of the third age."
Acting line-up James Nesbitt, John Thomson, Fay Ripley, Robert Bathurst and Hermione Norris collectively shared: "The Cold Feet team have proved that life never stops being funny, challenging and bittersweet.
"So, although the show will take a well-earned break, we all look forward, when the time is right, to returning to warm the nation's hearts once again."
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Meanwhile, executive producer Kenton Allen added that she is "so proud to have brought Cold Feet back for four amazing series".
Cold Feet concludes at 9pm tonight on ITV.
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