Published: Tue 31 Dec 2013
New series starts Thursday 2 January at 9pm on ITV
ITV’s award winning comedy Benidorm is back for a sixth series in 2014.
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Returning to enjoy the four star hotel treatment are Mick Garvey (Steve Pemberton), Janice Garvey (Siobhan Finneran) and Madge Harvey (Sheila Reid). Viewers will be surprised to see how grown up Michael Garvey (Oliver Stokes) has become – he’s now an adventurous teenager who’s set to cause his parents many troubled afternoons by the pool.
It’s all change in series six with the arrival of the Dykes, a brand new family set to stir things up at the Solana resort. Heading up the new family are Clive (Perry Benson) and Tonya (Hannah Waddingham) – a lively Watford couple with Clive firmly under the thumb of his no nonsense wife. They bring their two children with them, Bianca (Bel Powley) and Tiger (Danny Walters) - both are young, single and looking for fun!.
Almost immediately the Dykes come across the Garveys – will it be a meeting of minds or will the two families clash over the Solana pool?
Other favourites returning are popular swingers Donald Stewart (Kenny Ireland) and Jacqueline Stewart (Janine Duvitski) who intend to claim their free holiday that Joyce Temple Savage (Sherrie Hewson) promised them at the end of the last series. Hunky barman Mateo (Jake Canuso) still holds fort behind the pool bar with the help of friendly transsexual 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.
The Garveys only get as far as Alicante airport before their holiday starts to go wrong, while Donald and Jacqueline stage a protest when Joyce Temple Savage refuses to give them a room. Kenneth is terrified by strange messages he’s been receiving at Blow n’ Go, until Liam and Lesley intervene.