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Cold Feet is to continue for an eighth season

ITV' Cold Feet back for 8th series Credit: ITV

Cold Feet is to continue its successful revival with another new series.

The comedy drama set in Manchester returned for a sixth series in 2016 after a 13-year absence from television screens, and a further series aired this year.

Both were ratings winners and ITV has now announced that a fresh six-part run will air in 2018.

The show stars James Nesbitt, Hermione Norris, Fay Ripley, John Thomson and Robert Bathurst, with the five friends now fifty-somethings battling the stresses and strains of middle age.

The new series will go into production next spring in Manchester.

Writer and creator Mike Bullen said:

"I'm delighted that viewers still feel invested in the lives and loves of our imperfect heroes. And I'm excited that we're being given the opportunity to tell the next chapter of their stories.

"We've got plenty of trials and tribulations in store for them as they navigate their way through middle age, and more than a few laughs and tears along the way."

ITV's senior drama commissioner Victoria Fea said:

"The nation's love affair with Cold Feet continues, and we're thrilled to announce a new series for 2018.

"Mike Bullen's honest depiction of enduring friendship has a very special place in the audience's affections."

Check out the making of season seven here

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Secrets of the stars - on set with the cast of Cold Feet

When it came back to our screens last year - after a 13 year break - Cold Feet was one of the biggest TV smashes of recent times. After that success, its stars are getting back together in Manchester to film series seven. Our entertainment correspondent Caroline Whitmore joined them on set.

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Exclusive: Cold Feet stars get together before new series starts in autumn

John Thomson, James Nesbitt, Fay Ripley, Hermione Norris and Robert Bathurst Credit: ITV

It’s been over ten years since we last caught up with the lives of Adam, Pete, Jenny, Karen and David.

Thirty-three episodes and five series later our favourite couples have earned themselves a place in television history and are now reunited together when Adam returns to Manchester having been abroad with work.

Creator Mike Bullen said:

This feels like the right time to revisit these characters, as they tip-toe through the minefield of middle age!

– Creator, Mike Bullen

Cold Feed will return to our TV screens this autumn on ITV 1.