'Benidorm' is set to get the axe.



The ITV comedy, which has been on screens for 10 years, has reportedly quietly been given the chop due to a decline in ratings and won't be making a return next year.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "'Benidorm' has been a huge success for ITV for a decade, but bosses feel it's run its course.

"The ratings have started to drop off and a number of the fan favourites have left, so it just feels as though the time is right to let it go out while it's still on a high.

"It has been ITV's longest running comedy, which is a real achievement."

However, fans shouldn't worry too much as it's believed the show's creator Derren Litten is already working on a new sitcom - for rival the BBC - set in Scarborough.

The insider explained: "It's like the first casualty of Brexit -- Benidorm has relocated to Scarborough."

After he got wind of the news that 'Benidorm', which is set in the Spanish seaside resort, was being taken off air, Derren immediately took to his Twitter account to shoot down the claims.

He said: "Don't make me f**king laugh! (I enjoyed that story after series 6. And 7 and 8 and 9...) [sic]"

But he has since removed his message and retweeted a series of positive fan posts.

Just a few weeks ago, Derren said he hoped the show would continue for another 10 years.

He said: "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!"