The Tuckers has been axed after three series

The Tuckers won't be returning for a fourth series credit:Bang Showbiz
The Tuckers won't be returning for a fourth series credit:Bang Showbiz

'The Tuckers' has been cancelled after three series.

The BBC comedy - which first aired in 2020 - has been axed by the broadcaster, who revealed the decision was made to make way for new shows.

In a statement, the Beeb said: "We’d like to thank the series’ creator, writer and actor Steve Speirs for bringing the Tuckers to life as well as the incredible all-Welsh cast who brought the close-knit family of loveable rogues to our screens.

"After three series we bid the characters farewell and look forward to announcing some brand-new comedy series soon.”

Show creator and star Steve has responded to the decision on social media after fans had been asking him about a fourth series.

He tweeted: "For all those asking about the next series of TUCKERS…Sadly, Its not been recommissioned.

"To everyone who followed the lives of Peggy, Billy,Bobby, Nats, Shaks, Lush, Clock , Dawn and Melvyn… THANK YOU.

"(I’m sure Glyn and Murphy are still arguing down that bog as I type) xx (sic)"

The show followed a close-knit family in the Welsh valleys, with the cast also featuring Lynn Hunter, Robert Pugh, Kimberley Nixon and Alexandria Riley.

Kimberly wrote: "With a heavy heart, I can confirm The Tuckers are no more.

"We won’t be coming back for a series 4 but I have the most incredible memories of working with the most incredible people.

"We laughed so much. We got to make something at home. And the biggest thank you to #stevespeirs for putting together such a motley crew. Bye, Lush. You were bonkers.”

Fans are "devastated" by the news after growing to love the show during its run.

One person tweeted: "Very Sad news Steve. The Tuckers was going from Strength to Strength!!!!!! Extremely short sighted."

Another viewer replied: "Totally devastated. I will still watch in repeat as it’s a proper cheer me up.”

And a third fan wrote: "That’s disappointing but as always, the best comedies are always three series or less. It was a great show Steve!”