Benidorm: Ten Years On Holiday will air as the tenth series starts on ITV.
“When I wrote the first script of Benidorm I had no idea it would change my life so dramatically over the next 10 years. I am so grateful to our fans and to ITV for giving Benidorm the best possible home we could hope for. Here’s to the next 10 years!” – Show creator, writer and exec producer Derren Litten
ITV will be showing a celebratory Benidorm documentary this February as the channel marks a decade of the sunny award winning comedy. First screened in 2007 in a 30-minute format, the show has grown to be hugely popular with viewers and has been BAFTA nominated and won numerous TV awards over the years including two National TV Awards.
The show’s creator and writer Derren Litten will guide viewers around Benidorm to reveal all about how the show was created whilst visiting the show’s many real life locations. Cast (past and present) will talk about their roles on the show alongside show bloopers and exclusive behind the scenes footage of the upcoming 10th series being filmed.
All the Garvey family return for the one off special – Steve Pemberton, Siobhan Finneran, Sheila Reid, Ollie Stokes and Hannah Hobley talk about their time on the show.
While the tenth series will see legendary comedy duo Hale & Pace join the show as undercover detectives Dennis and Nigel who are at the resort to investigate Tim Healy’s character Les/Lesley, who returns to the series full time. Shane Richie is back for four episodes reprising his role as lively entertainer Sammy Valentino and John Challis becomes a series regular with his character Monty Staines.
Guest stars limbering up to appear in the forthcoming series include The Chuckle Brothers, Nigel Havers, Mark Heap, Bobby Ball, Claire Sweeney, Layton Williams, Carol Decker, Tony Hadley and Holly Johnson.