ITV-2013ITV has confirmed that award winning comedy Benidorm will return for a sixth series next year.

Sun-seekers returning to the Solana include Mick Garvey (Steve Pemberton), wife Janice (Siobhan Finneran) and their son Michael (Oliver Stokes), along with Janice’s battle-axe mum Madge Harvey (Sheila Reid).

Joining them are the Dykes, a brand new family who are set to stir things up in the resort.

The family consists of lively Watford couple Clive (Perry Benson) and Tonya (Hannah Waddingham), and their two children Bianca (Bel Powley) and Tiger (Danny Walters).

When the Dykes come across the Garveys – will it be a meeting of minds or will the two families clash over the Solana pool?

The new series will comprise of seven episodes all of which have been penned by the show’s creator Derren Litten.

I’m so excited about series 6 of Benidorm, probably more excited than all previous series. Apart from Dynasty series 5 of course, what could possibly top the Moldavian Massacre? – Litten

Also back for the sixth series are swingers Donald Stewart (Kenny Ireland) and Jacqueline Stewart (Janine Duvitski), Joyce Temple Savage (Sherrie Hewson), and hunky barman Mateo (Jake Canuso) who is still a fixture behind the pool bar alongside friendly cross-dresser Les/Lesley (Tim Healey).

Liam (Adam Gillen) has now joined Kenneth DuBeke (Tony Maudsley) at his hair salon ‘Blow & Go’ – the very discreet and selective hair and beauty emporium within the Solana resort.

Guest stars confirmed for the sixth series include Matthew Kelly who is reprising his role as Cyril Babcock, Ken Morley as the head of a local Hairdressing Mafia and Phillip Olivier who will be playing a sexy new bartender.

There are currently no details on when the new series will start.

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