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Mr Selfridge himself confirms there will be a series 4

Mr Selfridge himself has revealed there will be a fourth series of the hit ITV drama.

Actor Jeremy Piven said he would be back on our screens next April and his co-star Katherine Kelly, who plays Lady Mae, has also confirmed she will return.

Posting on Twitter she let slip it would be the final series of the show and joked: "Pass me a big hat!"

Piven told Good Morning Britain he also loves being recognised as Mr Selfridge.

"I love it when people mistake me for Harry Selfridge because he was a turn-of-the-century gentleman."

He joked it was better than being mistaken for his Entourage character Ari Gold as people are usually "shouting or smacking me, it gets a little awkward."

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ITV operating profits up 17%

ITV has posted a 17% rise in 2012 profit before tax, helped by growth in non-advertising revenues, and said it would pay shareholders a £156m special dividend.

The broadcaster reported adjusted earnings for 2012 of £520m on total external revenues up 3% to £2.2bn.

The jump was helped by the sale of rights to programmes such as Mr Selfridge (see above) and Titanic.

Having ended the year with net cash of £206m, the firm is paying a full year dividend of 2.6p and a special dividend of 4.0p.